Linking Population and Housing Censuses with Agricultural Censuses

Start Date
January 01, 2019
Online course

This course illustrates the linkages between agriculture, food systems and nutrition. Starting from two realistic scenarios, the course describes benefits and opportunities for integrating nutrition into food system policies, investments and programmes. It also provides a series of examples of nutrition-sensitive policies and interventions, as well as an overview of the main initiatives and commitment on nutrition on which learners can build to integrate nutrition in their work.

Duration: 3 hours


The Target Audience of the e-learning curriculum includes population and housing census and agricultural census planners and implementers:

  • Population and housing census managers/coordinators
  • Agricultural census managers/coordinators
  • Heads of statistics in Ministries of Agriculture
  • Heads of National Statistical Offices
  • Statisticians implementing Population and Housing Censuses or Agricultural Censuses.


The course consists of 8 lessons, each of them lasting approximately 20 to 65 minutes:

  • Lesson 1 Background and context
  • Lesson 2 Concepts and definitions
  • Lesson 3 Basic Population and Housing Census (PHC)
  • Lesson 4 Extended agricultural items for inclusion in the PHC
  • Lesson 5 Approaches to integration
  • Lesson 6 Building sampling frames for the agriculture census
  • Lesson 7 Improving the efficiency of survey design
  • Lesson 8 Producing preliminary results.

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