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Towards a System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2015, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (SEEA Agriculture) was developed as part of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (the Global Strategy). The SEEA Agriculture is a conceptual framework that enables national and international statistical systems to access the data needed for decision-making: it combines the economic and environmental dimensions of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land use, water use and other environmental factors with the conventional treatment of agricultural, forestry and fisheries production.

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Guidelines to Enhance Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics through a Census Framework

These Guidelines describe a method that can be employed to accurately capture the actual contribution of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture to rural communities. In principle, the basic structure of these survey stages follows the concepts adopted by the World Census of Agriculture, including the modular approach, to enhance utility and reduce implementation costs.

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Guidelines for the Integrated Survey Framework

The growing demand by policymakers and decision makers for statistics based on information that is interlinked in economic, social, and environmental aspects requires the large-scale expansion of national efforts to implement statistical surveys, in terms of organization and budget. Therefore, the collection of data by integrating information from different sources is becoming a crucial requirement for the production of statistics.

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Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture

A Manual to address Data Requirements for Developing Countries

This manual helps practitioners in developing countries understand the international methodologies for reporting emissions from agriculture, and provides them with a tool to better identify, build and access the minimum set of activity data needed for GHG estimation.

Also available in: French, Spanish

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Providing Access to Agriculture Microdata: A Guide

This Guide presents a set of operational tools, methods and good practices that are the result of a long process, taking advantage of knowledge from country experiences and existing material developed by the World Bank and PARIS21 on household survey microdata, within the International Household Survey Network.

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Guidelines for the In-depth Country Assessment (IdCA)

These guidelines are the result of a comprehensive effort to develop a standard methodology to assess countries’ capacity to produce agricultural statistics. The presented methodology takes into account previous similar international efforts for building standard frameworks to assess statistical systems’ capacity and data quality.

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