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The In-Depth Country Assessment (IdCA) Regional Validation Workshop in Accra

The FAO RAF Office organised a Regional IdCA Validation Workshop from 6-8 May 2014 in Accra as part of the activities for the implementation of the assessment of national agricultural statistics systems (“Strengthening Agricultural Statistics in Anchor Countries – Phase I: Assessment of Anchor Country Agricultural Statistics Systems”). The project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

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Third meeting of the Regional Steering Committee (RSTC) of the Africa Action Plan (2011-2017)

The 3rd RSTC Meeting of the Action Plan for Improving Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa was held from 30 April to 1 May 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. The objectives  of the  meeting were to (i) review the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan, (ii) discuss and endorse the Country Assessment results, (iii) discuss and approve the 2014 regional work plan and budget, and (iv) discuss and agree on improved coordination arrangements for the implementation of the Action Plan.

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Brochure

The Global Strategy Brochure is now available in English, French and Spanish
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Yield Forecasting: Synergies between the Global Strategy and the AMIS project

Methods for crop production forecasts address two components – methods for measuring areas to be harvested and methods for estimating forecasted yields. The former is relatively straightforward, while the estimate of expected yield is more challenging to obtain. In addition, there is a wide variety of approaches and methods to estimate expected yield.

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Implementing the CAADP Results Framework at country level

In the framework of the 45th session of the UN Statistical Commission, a side-event was co-organized by the African Union Commission (AUC), the New Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), FAO, USAID and the World Bank to discuss the CAADP Results Framework as the principal mechanism for coordinating demand for reform on agricultural statistics and to review the possibilities for collaboration with the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics.

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