The Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock in conjunction with the Central Statistics Office will embark on undertaking the Livestock Census. The purpose of the Livestock census is to provide a benchmark upon which the future surveys in the Livestock sub-sector will be based. This will also form the basis for planning policy formulation and policy implementation. The census will cover all the districts in the country and the focus will be on poultry, fish farming, honey production and livestock. One of the objectives of this important event will be provide statistics which can be used to determine the deficit or surplus status of different types of Livestock in Zambia and also to measure the gross value added and other indicators of the livestock subsector and its contribution to the economy.