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Technical Report on Cost-Effectiveness of Remote Sensing for Agricultural Statistics in Developing and Emerging Economies

The main purpose of this Technical Report on Cost-Effectiveness of Remote Sensing for Agricultural Statistics in Developing and Emerging Economies is to carry out a cost-efficiency analysis on the use of remote sensing through a literature review and the analysis of case studies in a series of 31 developing and emerging countries.

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Technical Report on Linking Area and List Frames in Agricultural Surveys

This Technical Report on “Linking Area and List Frames in Agricultural Surveys” is the result of a comprehensive literature review on the subject and further methodological developments. The Report introduces and discusses the problem of improving the quality of agricultural statistics by exploring methods to maximize the use of available frames, focusing on how to combine information from area frames and list frames in agricultural surveys.

 

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A Review of Methods for Estimating Grain Post-Harvest Losses

This present report is a review of relevant literature, which includes publications manuals, methodologies and guidelines on estimating post-harvest losses of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as well as publications by other institutions, international organizations and relevant country experiences on estimating post-harvest losses.

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Reviewing the Relevant Literature and Studies on the Quality and Use of Administrative Sources for Agricultural Data

The Global Strategy to Improve Agriculture and Rural Statistics was adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in 2010 with the objective to improve statistics in agriculture, livestock, aquaculture, small-scale fisheries and forestry production in developing countries and ensure that they are maintained over time. One of the key components of the Global Action Plan is its research plan, which has as one of its priorities “improving the methodology for using administrative data in agricultural statistics” (World Bank, FAO and United Nations 2010).

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Technical Report on Improving the Use of GPS, GIS and Remote Sensing in Setting Up Master Sampling Frames

This Technical Report on Improving the Use of GPS, GIS and Remote Sensing in Setting Up Master Sampling Frames is the result of a comprehensive literature review on the subject, followed by a gap analysis and a development of innovative methodological proposals for addressing the various issues that arise.

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