AfricaRice and FAO conduct a training workshop on new statistical methods for surveys on rice in Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana. As part of this, a training workshop on new statistical methods for surveys on rice for food security was organized, 6-8 November 2017, Hohoe, Volta Region at Hohoe in Ghana.
AfricaRice and FAO with support from the Japanese government are helping national authorities of Ghana to improve rice statistics for food security. As part of this, a training workshop on new statistical methods for surveys on rice for food security was organized at Hohoe in Ghana.
The training workshop introduced participants to two new survey methods, namely dot sampling method and list frame method with actual measurement to improve the data collection and analysis methods. A pilot survey was organized in the Volta region in Ghana to help the participants master the two new survey methods.
Participant were also trained in the use of the survey solution application for data collection on tablet. Participants included national officers and enumerators from the Statistics, Research and Information Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (SRID/MOFA), Directorate of Crop Service (DCS/MOFA) and representatives of the Agriculture Department of five Districts (Hohoe, Kajebi, Afadzato, Jazikan and Biakoye). In total, 52 persons (including four women) comprising 22 officers and 30 enumerators participated in the training.