Peru: The fourth National Agricultural Census (CENAGRO) will be conducted in Peru, announced the head of the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), Alejandro Vilchez. The objective of the census is to facilitate decision making based on actual and updated information in order to boost the social inclusion and the competitiveness of the agricultural sector.
Vilchez further mentioned that the fourth CENAGRO is the first census to be carried out using state-of-the-art technology. “Satellite imagery and GPS technology will establish the limits of Enumeration Agricultural Sector (SEA) and georeferencing of population centres in the country,” he explained. In this way, the country for the first time will have a standardised digital mapping.