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Number Of Families Working In Agriculture Down By 10 Percent: Survey

Source: Vientiane Times

A survey conducted in 2019-2020 revealed that 851,257 families in Laos work in agriculture, equalling 69 percent of all families, with the figure indicating a decrease of 10 percent compared to the previous survey.

A report on the topic was presented at a meeting on Thursday on the 3rd national household registration and national economic survey conducted by the Lao Statistics Bureau under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Duangdy, who is chairman of the National Steering Committee for the Third National Economic Survey.

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“This meeting is significant for the successful evaluation of statistics for the upcoming national socio-economic development plan for 2021-2025,” Mr Somdy told the meeting.

The 3rd national agriculture statistics survey revealed that 74 percent of the families involved in agriculture grow crops.

The survey also reported that cattle farming had increased by 2 percent involving 303,000 families compared to 10 years ago.

The total area of land under agriculture in Laos is about 1.7 million hectares.

This meeting was held as part of events by the Lao Statistics Bureau to mark World Statistics Day, which occurred on October 20 and took the theme “Connecting the world with data we can trust”.

This theme reflects the importance of trust, authoritative data, innovation and the public good in national statistical systems.