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Table 3 – Quantified Poverty Reduction Objectives, Indicators and Targets (Agriculture and Rural Development)

NPRS Pillar III/Objectives and Indicators

Data Source

Unit

Incidence of extreme poverty in rural populations

“Poverty Profile” study 2000-2001, 2001

%

Weight of the agricultural sector in GDP

INE

%

Investment in replanting cacao crops

NPRS Action Plan

Ha

In investment in replanting coffee crops

NPRS Action Plan

Ha

Support for family agriculture in planting Robusta coffee

PAP

Ha

Rehabilitation/construction of farm roads

PAP

Km

Families receiving plots of land

N.º de families

93

8,297

N.º Total

2000

40,000

86

30

40

Source: National Poverty Reduction Strategy/Priority Action Program 2006-2008

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Benchmark

Status

Indicative Targets

Data

Indicator

2005

2005

2006 2007 2008

2001

2001

22%

22%

10.5

2000

2000

11.14

2010

2000

2000

1000

Below we list some constraints that explain why the sectors could not produce data to quantify the poverty reduction indicators:

  • -

    The delay in conducting the household budget survey (HBS) by the National Statistics

Institute made it impossible to know the intensity, incidence, and depth of poverty in rural areas;

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    The failure to conduct the agricultural census (RU) for more than 10 years to take stock of

the real situation in the sector after the process of land redistribution, thereby creating problems for the definition of indicators and targets for the sector and consequently their monitoring and evaluation;

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    The fact that the statistics units in the Ministry of Economy were nonfunctional in terms of

producing statistical data.

3.1.4 Pillar 4: “Human resources development and improved access to basic social services.”

As this is one of the pillars that does the most to improve the living conditions of the population given that human capacity clearly contributes to economic growth, the government has prioritized this pillar through the essential areas of the NPRS (education,

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