First Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Food Security, Agricultural and Rural Statistics (IAEG-AG)

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Food Security, Agricultural and Rural Statistics (IAEG‑AG) will be holding its first meeting on 28 February 2015, at the margins of the upcoming 46th Session of the UN Statistical Commission.

The IAEG-AG is tasked by the UN Statistical Commission to guide methodological developments in statistics for food security, sustainable agriculture, and rural development. Its overall objectives are to: a) facilitate the development of new international statistical standards in the areas of food security, sustainable agriculture, and rural development; b)  facilitate the coordination and integration of statistics on food security, sustainable agriculture, and rural development with related international statistical standards from other statistical domains; c) advise the Global Office regarding the research programme of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics.

On the occasion of the upcoming UNSC session, the IAEG-AG will also be sponsoring a Seminar on ongoing interdisciplinary work on Improving the Relevance and Reliability of the Food Data Collected in National Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys.