National Training on Use of Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) for CAPI based Agriculture Censuses and Surveys

1-5 October 2018, Paro: With support under the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) program of FAO, a national training on the use of CSPro for conducting computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) based Agriculture Censuses and Surveys is underway at Paro. The objective of the training is to train statistical and ICT officers from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) on using CSPro to design a CAPI based questionnaire and setting up the underlying ICT infrastructure for the transfer of data from the field.

CAPI represents a mode of data collection that utilizes electronic mobile devices such as personal digital assistants, laptops, tablet and smartphones and internet/cellular networks to assist interviewers in collecting data in the field. Data collection using CAPI provides a number of benefits over the traditional pen-and-paper methods such as reduced printing costs, reduced data entry costs and time, and real time synchronization of data from the field.

CSPro is widely used globally since 2000 for data entry and processing of large-scale agricultural censuses and surveys. The MoAF will embark on conducting the upcoming RNR census 2019 using CAPI and more specifically the CSPro in March 2019.

-RNR Statistics Division

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