[Namibia] Report on the Annual Agricultural Surveys 1996-2003, Basic Analysis of Communal Agriculture

Cover Namibia 1996/2003


WIndhoek, Namibia: Republic of Namibia, Central Bureau of Statistics, National Planning Commission, (November 2003)

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This final report is the final in the first series since the publication of the first AAS results for the 1996/1997 agricultural survey. This report primarily concentrates on both the findings and analysis of the seven survey results. Due to certain unforeseeable conditions coupled with some technical problems, the 2000/2001 Annual Agricultural Report could not be published on time. As a result, and for cost saving purposes, the results for all the seven Annual Agricultural Surveys since 1996/97 are herein combined and as such marks the final report for the first round of Annual Agricultural Surveys that will be followed by a full-scale Namibia National Census of Agricultural during the 2004/2005 agricultural season. Another reason for the delay in the timely release of the previous AAS reports was the pressing need for gender disaggregation in the presentation of agricultural statistics; such an endeavor required more time.

Generally, this report presents the basic and major findings of the agricultural surveys and highlights the dominant features of communal agriculture in the six northern regions of Caprivi, Kavango, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana, and Oshikoto in Namibia. Thus, the publication puts together a time series of agricultural statistics relating to the communal areas for the surveys conducted.


  • Number of Households Planting by Region, Cropping Season And Sex of Head of Household
  • Total Population Living in Holdings by Region, Cropping Season, and Sex of Head of Household
  • Active Population Planting by Region, Cropping Season, and Sex of Head of Household
  • Ownership of Implements (Plough, Oxen, Milling Machine
  • Total Area Planted (Traditional Seed, Improved Seed)
  • Fertilizer and Manure Application
  • Area and Number of Fields Planted
  • Crop Production
  • Livestock Owned
  • Sources of Income (Agriculture, Pension, Remittances, Wages)
  • Characteristics of Holdings (Size)
  • Distribution of Holdings by Size Categories
  • Cereal Production per Persons and Workers per Yield per Households by Group and Gender

Crops: Mahangu Seed, Sorghum, Maize

Livestock: Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Donkeys, Horses, Poultry

Regions: Caprivi, Kavango, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Namibia