The Global Strategy Final Conference will be held on 14-16 November 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
Following the endorsement of the Global Steering Committee in October 2017 and the United Nations Statistical Commission in March 2018, a new Task Team, chaired by PARIS21, was established to prepare an Action Plan for the Second Phase of the Global Strategy.
A harmonized definition of rural areas consistent with an urban definition is important for making cross-country comparisons of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for meeting the associated rural policy objectives.
Niger is one of the countries supported by the Global Strategy in the improvement of livestock statistics as part of the Accelerated Technical Assistance Plan for Africa.
Nomadic and transhumant livestock represent an important part of the livestock sector in Mali (more than 30% in some regions) and therefore significantly contribute to the country’s economic activities.
The Global Strategy, in collaboration with Zambia’s Central Statistical Office (CSO) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), carried out field tests of the guidelines on the quick assessment of grain stocks through value chains, which were developed by the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) project.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pacific Community (SPC) collaborated to prepare the Pacific Strategic Plan for Agricultural and Fisheries Statistics (P-SPAFS) for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific region. P-SPAFS is a 10-year plan that aims to guide the development of agricultural, fisheries and rural statistics in Pacific SIDS, which face specific challenges in their statistical systems, and need support to build their capacity to meet the unprecedented data demand for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As part of the Technical Assistance component of the Global Strategy, three missions were organized in Zimbabwe to provide support in the areas of Harvest and Post-Harvest Losses.
The Global Office (GO) of the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) successfully held the 7th meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) on 26-27 February 2018 at FAO headquarters in Rome.
The 27th session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS) concluded with the active participation of senior statisticians from a record number of 30 countries, including 10 Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
The Central Statistics Office (CSO), the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Livestock and the Global Office of the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics implemented a technical assistance (TA) program on Agricultural Cost of Production statistics (AgCoP) from March 2017 to January 2018 through a series of activities including technical training and support in conducting a pilot survey.