As part of its technical assistance activities for 2017, the Global Strategy (GS) teams from Rome and Asia-Pacific, with the support of the Food Balance Sheets team of the FAO Statistics Division, organized a one-week training workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on the newly developed GS guidelines and tools for compiling food balance sheets. read more
Agri-environmental statistics are still at an early stage of advancement in most countries, particularly in developing ones. read more
Livestock statistics appear as an area where many countries lack appropriate data collection methods, estimation strategies and effective methods for the compilation of indicators. read more
In the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between AFRISTAT and FAO (Global Strategy) in November 2016, a joint mission of 3 people visited Praia (Cape Verde) on 5-11 June 2017. read more
The Global Office of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) has been developing a number of research topics on new, cost-effective and sound methods to enhance the quality and reliability of agricultural statistics in developing countries. read more
On 11-12 May 2017, the Global Office conducted an expert meeting on Master Sampling Frames for Fisheries and Aquaculture.
In order to meet the lack of appropriate knowledge and skills in food security, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), supported by the Global Strategy (GS), has developed an improved methodology for estimating supply and utilization accounts and food balance sheets through the GS research program.
The Government of Seychelles had expressed its need for technical assistance to collect and compile data on Agricultural Cost of Production (AgCoP).
On 15-19 May 2017, a workshop on Survey Solutions Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) was carried-out at the East African Statistical Training Centre (EASTC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. read more
On April 3-5, 2017, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN), in collaboration with the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS), successfully organized an expert meeting on SDG Indicator 2.4.1, which is the percentage of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture.