Agricultural management and public policy decisions require access to reliable and well documented sub-national production data for sub-Saharan. Unfortunately such data are scarce. Few countries in the region undertake regular statistical surveys of agriculture. Historical data that does exist has often not been digitized and is difficult to obtain.

Mindful of this dearth of historical data on agricultural inputs, outputs, and technology use, HarvestChoice launched its data rescue effort to discover, retrieve, scan and make available online past agricultural census reports throughout the region. The African Agricultural Data Rescue Initiative (AADRI) is a joint undertaking by HarvestChoice in conjunction with the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria, and the Statistics Division of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in collaboration with agricultural statistical agencies throughout the region.

Here on our site, you can search or browse our full list of recovered agricultural censuses.

Topic Contacts

Census Archive Data Partners

Benin
Ministry of Agriculture

Botswana
Botswana Central Statistics Office
Botswana Central Statistics Office

Burkina Faso
Ministère de l’Agriculture,  de l’hydraulique et des ressources halieutiques
Ministère de l’Agriculture de l’hydraulique et des ressources halieutiques

Democratic Republic of Congo
Service National des Statistiques Agricoles

Ethiopia
Central Statistical  Agency
Central Statistical Agency

Ghana
National Development Planning Commission
National Development Planning Commission

Kenya
Kenya National Statistics Bureau
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Madagascar
Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Elevage et de la Pêche
Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Elevage et de la Pêche

Malawi
National Statistics Office
National Statistical Office

Mali
Ministère de l'Agriculture Cellule de Planification et de Statistique
Ministère de l'Agriculture Cellule de Planification et de Statistique

 

Mozambique
Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Equipement Rural
Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Equipement Rural
Niger
Institut National de la Statistiqu
Institut National de la Statistiqu
Nigeria
National Bureau  of Statistics
National Bureau of Statistics
Rwanda
Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources
Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources

 
Senegal
Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Equipement Rural
Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Equipement Rural

 
South Africa
Statistics South Africa
Statistics South Africa
Sudan
Central Bureau of Statistics
Central Bureau of Statistics
Tanzania
National Bureau of Statistics
National Bureau of Statistics
Uganda
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Uganda
Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Uganda Bureau of Statistics
Zambia
Central Statistical Office
Central Statistical Office