- "To coordinate and provide timely, quality and credible official statistics for use by Stakeholders and clients for sustainable Development.
“To achieve an effective, efficient and coordinated National Statistical System (NSS) that will ensure sustainable production and disseminating of demand driven official statistics for national development”.
- * Ministry of Finance
- * Ministry of Health
- * Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock
- * Bank of Zambia
- * Zambia Revenue Authority
- * Statistical Agencies
The purpose of the CFS is to obtain information from farmers on the anticipated estimates of area under major crops, production and sales during the season. This information is used to assess the expected food security situation in the country and also to produce the National Food Balance Sheet, which is used to determine the surplus or deficit of major cereals and tubers in the country. The information is vital to the government, NGO’s, private sector particularly traders as well as donors for strategic decisions may relate to local marketing and import/export issues.
|Objectives of the Crop Forecasting Survey;|
The PHS on the other hand provides actual production as opposed to estimates provided by the CFS.
The major objective of the Post Harvest Survey is;