THE National Statistics Office in Pangasinan has dispatched 2,350 enumerators and evaluators for the 2013 census on agriculture and aquaculture sector.
Provincial Statistics Officer Dante Pescador said the trained enumerators would knock on every door for the simultaneous nationwide census that started February 25 and will end on April 13.
The census, conducted once every 10 years, aims to document all the necessary information to form a database on the agri-aqua industry.
“The information will be a great help to our planners and policy makers in drawing up plans and programs to improve this particular sector,” Pescador said during the Pantongtongan Tayo radio program of the Philippine Information Agency on Tuesday.
He added that the database will also help identify the various problems encountered by farmers, fishermen, operators and businessmen since 60 to 70 percent of the country’s population belong to this sector.
Pescador appealed to the public to be cooperative and open to the enumerators.
The legitimate enumerators are equipped with census IDs, official bags, umbrellas and questionnaires and some will be accompanied by officials and workers in the barangays. (PIA-Pangasinan/VHS)