What we do
Agriculture is one of the most important sectors of economy of the Republic of Armenia. The share of the value added of agriculture in total GDP varied between 16 and 20 percent during the recent years, and the number of the persons employed in this sector is about 492,000 (of which 56.2 percent are female and 43.8 percent are male) and accounts for about 45 percent of the total employed population.
This implies having an accurate agricultural statistical data for planning and monitoring policies in the sphere of agriculture and rural development. Agricultural census is practically the only way of obtaining data about the structure of agriculture at the lowest administrative levels (like villages) and for providing sound benchmark data on the situation and role of agriculture in Armenia for evidence-based policy making.
Since independence Armenia has not conducted any agricultural census and thus there is no existing way of analyzing structure of agriculture at lowest administrative levels, which seriously impedes targeting agricultural and rural development programs.
UNDP supports the first ever agricultural census in the country by:
Providing technical assistance and building capacities of national institutions, as well as bridging the financial gap for the pilot census.
Who Finances it?
Delivery in previous fiscal year
December 31, 2013
- Project start date:
- Estimated end date:
- Geographic coverage:
- Focus Area:
- Poverty Reduction
- MDG1 - Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Project Coordinator:
- Babken Babayan
- RA Ministries of Territorial Administration and Agriculture, National Statistical Service