Global Strategy Mid-Term Conference!

23-25 June 2015
FAO headquarters Rome, Italy
Global Strategy
Mid-Term Conference!
The Global Strategy is currently at the mid-point of its first five-year phase – a critical time to acknowledge the programme’s accomplishments and role in the capacity building of agricultural and rural statistics in developing countries.

Presentations will be given on topics such as: good practices for technical assistance, sharing of training programs and curricula across regions, and piloting training guidelines for cost-effective research methods in various countries. Discussions will follow on the linkages between agricultural and rural statistics with policymaking, and possible implications for the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
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150 attendees are expected:

  • resource partners
  • implementing partners
  • leading experts
  • universities and research institutions
  • country representatives
  • scholarship students
  • NGOs


The purpose of the meeting is to highlight the achievements of the Global Strategy at the
programme’s mid-term point. It will provide an opportunity to update the stakeholders
with the following:

  • Cost-effective methodologies including guidelines/handbooks and technical reports
  • Best practices for technical assistance (e.g. country assessments, design of Strategic Plans for Agricultural and Rural Statistics – SPARS) and training (e.g. scholarships, revisions of syllabi and curricula, e-learning modules) that can be shared across regions and participating partners
  • Coordination of all ongoing statistical capacity building activities for agricultural and rural statistics that fall under the umbrella of the Global Strategy
  • Increased visibility of the Global Strategy through new communication and advocacy strategies
  • An opportunity to learn about emerging topics such as the post -2015 Sustainable Development Goals

In addition, stakeholders are invited to participate in the planning of the next phase of the Global Strategy by taking part in discussions on resource mobilization and development of new partnerships.


Day 1

23 June 2015


09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony

Session 1 Overview of the Global Strategy

09:30-10:30 Investment in the Global Strategy
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:00 Lessons learned from implementing the Global Strategy
12:00-13:30 Lunch break

Session 2 Developing Cost-Effective Methods

13:30-13:45 Introduction
13:45-15:00 Cost-effective methods in countries I
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-16:30 Cost-effective methods in countries II

Day 2

24 June 2015

Session 3 Regional Activities on Technical Assistance

09:00-10:25 Technical Assistance in Africa
10:25-10:40 Coffee break
10:40-12:00 Technical Assistance in Asia and the Pacific
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

Session 4 Training and Statistical Capacity Building Initiatives

13:30-14:55 Training in Africa and Asia and the Pacific
14:55-15:10 Coffee break
15:10-16:30 Catalytic role of the Global Strategy for other initiatives

Day 3

25 June 2015

Session 5 Linking Policy Needs and Way Forward

09:00-10:30 Linkages with policy needs and the international agenda
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:15 Way forward
12:15-12:30 Summary and conclusion