The goals of this Technical Report are to introduce a revised version of the short form and the long form of the WSM; to describe the proposed methodology to incorporate the WSM into existing surveys; and to describe the indicators of consumption and production of woodfuel that can be derived from the data collected.
Technical Reports & Working Papers
This report introduces the problem of reconciling agricultural census and survey data by exploring methods to recalculate the survey weights, focusing on how to combine information from agricultural censuses.
The aim of this research topic is to find methods to improve the collection, management and use of administrative data for the production of agricultural statistics in developing countries. This technical report includes a country-tested methodology.
This Technical Report proposes methods for the collection of data to compile improved measures of selected indicators, based on analyses of existing methods and field-testing of alternatives.
The goal of the research line, “Mainstreaming sex-disaggregated data and gender indicators in agricultural statistics” is to improve the availability of comparable sex-disaggregated data and gender-relevant indicators within large-scale agricultural surveys.
In line with the current policy debate on agriculture and rural development, the improvement of methods for estimating post-harvest losses was identified by FAO member countries as a priority research topic to be included in the research programme of the Global Strategy.
This Literature Review shows that agricultural sustainability has been understood largely in its environmental dimensions, that it is affected by socio-economic and biophysical conditions, and that obstacles to sustainable agriculture are different in different countries.
On the basis of a gaps analysis, a methodology has been developed to estimate crop area and crop yield in mixed and continuous cropping scenarios.
This Technical Report reviews the literature related to the monitoring of characteristics of fisheries and anglers. It begins with an overview of why monitoring several dimensions of a fishery is important for the development of effective management plans, and considers aspects that might have particular relevance for developing and emerging economies.
This Technical Report seeks to define the different concepts and present the main measurement methods for agricultural productivity and efficiency.
The aim of this research is to provide an optional tool to integrate a Woodfuel Supplementary Module (WSM) into national household surveys with a view to enabling developing countries to enhance their statistics on the production and consumption of woodfuel.
This Technical Report focuses on the social dimension of rural statistics, offering ideas and possible solutions to improve information on rural populations that is relevant to the formulation of poverty reduction policies.