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Guidelines on improving and using administrative data in agricultural statistics

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide operational guidance to developing countries on how to set up an effective Administrative Data System for Agricultural Statistics (ADSAS), as well as on the improvement, use and integration of administrative data in the national statistical system.

Also available in: French

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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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