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Guidelines for development of a classification system related to Farm Typology

These Guidelines on Farm Typology propose a tool to be used to classify agricultural holdings by multiple dimensions, aiming at enhancing comprehension of
the farm structures and production diversity both between and within countries, and at more efficient targeting in agricultural and rural policies and investments.


Measuring vegetable crops area and production: Technical report on a pilot survey in two districts of Ghana

The Report introduces and discusses the problem of measuring area and yield of vegetable crops, by exploring and testing methods such as farmer inquiry and objectives measurement and to propose a methodology for the production of data and statistics. A pilot test has been performed in two selected districts in Ghana to assess the methodology and the workability of the methods.


Potential use of Blockchain for Livestock Statistics in Vietnam

This technical report is the result of a study conducted in close collaboration with the General Statistical Office of Vietnam (GSO), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD), TE-FOOD and the Australian Commonwealth Research Centre (CSIRO-Data 61). The objectives were to contribute to a better understanding of the applications of blockchain technology and its implications for the official statisticians in the livestock sector, to analyse the feasibility and the sustainability of using information available on the blockchain from an official statistical perspective, on the basis of the systems put in place by TE-FOOD in the pig sector in Vietnam and to make recommendations, discuss possible improvements and propose a further research agenda.


Agricultural Master Sampling Frames in Practice: Lessons learned from international field experiments and case studies

This technical report on Agricultural Master Sampling Frames: Lessons learned from international field experiments and case studies compiles results from a series of experiments carried out by the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) in 2016 and 2017, in Brazil, Nepal and Rwanda.


Second Global Action Plan of the Global Strategy to improve Agriculture and Rural Statistics

The Second Global Action Plan to implement the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics aims to strengthen and modernize countries’ agricultural statistical systems developing modern and sustainable agricultural statistics systems to boost data production for 21st century policy and user need.

The Second Global Action Plan focuses on four technical arenas and outputs that relate to the main aspects of the process and cycle of statistical production and use in support of food security and sustainable development policies and one arena related to the more effective implementation of the plan.


Guidelines for measuring youth employment and Decent Work in agriculture within developing countries

These Guidelines seek to measure dimensions of labour force performance and job quality that are not well captured in the Decent Work framework. More specifically, the Guidelines propose Decent Work indicators that focus on youth (ages 15–24 years) within developing countries where the majority of households depend on agriculture for their well-being and a large share of the population lives in poverty,


Case-Studies on the measurement of productivity and efficiency in agriculture

The present document presents two case-studies, to illustrate the process of compilation of productivity indicators: i) the calculation of labour productivity based on data collected at farm-level, that is based on a pilot survey in Zambia, and ii) the construction of aggregate and country-level information on agricultural productivity from aggregate time-series.


Guidelines for collecting data for sex-disaggregated and gender-specific indicators in national agricultural surveys. 2nd Edition

These Guidelines aim to improve the availability of systematically integrated and comparable sex-disaggregated and gender-relevant data within agricultural surveys by bridging significant data gaps. Specifically, the Guidelines identify key indicators focusing on crop and livestock activities in developing countries where the agricultural sector is largely characterized by agricultural households, and propose adaptations to existing agriculture surveys based on the latest research in survey methods and gender analysis.


Guidelines on defining rural areas and compiling indicators for development policy

These Guidelines aim to support decisions about rural development policy by offering concepts and methods to improve the quality, availability, and use of statistics. The Guidelines present and explain how to construct a rural definition that is useful for organizing statistical information about rural areas.


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