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Agricultural Master Sampling Frames in Practice: Lessons learned from international field experiments and case studies

This technical report on Agricultural Master Sampling Frames: Lessons learned from international field experiments and case studies compiles results from a series of experiments carried out by the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) in 2016 and 2017, in Brazil, Nepal and Rwanda.

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Gaps and Methodological Approach: A Critical Analysis of Methods for Surveys of Fisheries and Aquaculture

In this technical report, the literature search is linked to the pilot project by identifying salient issues and gaps in surveys of fisheries and aquaculture. Also discussed in the report are ways in which various methods for conducting surveys of fisheries and aquaculture deal with different aspects of these challenges.

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Training Course on Master Sampling Frames (MSF) – French

This training material  is designed for managers, statisticians, sampling experts, GIS specialists and professional staff from the National Statistical Offices and statistical units of the Ministries of Agriculture. It may also be used to train students in agricultural statistics as well as targeted trainers or technical assistance providers in statistical training centres, Regional Economic Communities and regional and subregional organizations specialized in statistical development.

Users’ guide – French Download

Module 1

Session 1 – MSF for agricultural statistics: basic principles – French Download

Session 2 – MSF and AGRIS – French Download

Session 3 – Using different frames to build and use a MSF – French Download

Session 4 – Requirements to building an MSF – French Download

Session 5 – Countries’ experiences – French Download

Module 2

Session 1 – Defining the MSF for agricultural statistics: basic principles – French Download

Session 2 – Use of technology for sample frame development – French Download

Session 3 – Using list frames to build and maintain an MSF – French Download

Session 4 – Using area sampling frames to build and maintain an MSF – French Download

Session 5 – Using a multiple sampling frame as an MSF- French Download

Exercises – French Download

Module 3

Session 1 – Sampling design considerations when developing an MSF – French Download

Session 2 – Sampling and estimation when developing an MSF list frame – French Download

Session 3 – Sampling and estimation when developing an MSF area frame – French Download

Session 4 – Sampling and estimation when developing an MSF multiple frame – French Download

Training Course on Master Sampling Frames (MSF) – English

This training material  is designed for managers, statisticians, sampling experts, GIS specialists and professional staff from the National Statistical Offices and statistical units of the Ministries of Agriculture. It may also be used to train students in agricultural statistics as well as targeted trainers or technical assistance providers in statistical training centres, Regional Economic Communities and regional and subregional organizations specialized in statistical development.

Users’ guide Download

Module 1

Session 1 – MSF for agricultural statistics: basic principles Download

Session 2 – MSF and AGRIS Download

Session 3 – Using different frames to build and use a MSF Download

Session 4 – Requirements to building an MSF Download

Session 5 – Countries’ experiences Download

Module 2

Session 1 – Defining the MSF for agricultural statistics: basic principles Download

Session 2 – Use of technology for sample frame development Download

Session 3 – Using list frames to build and maintain an MSF Download

Session 4 – Using area sampling frames to build and maintain an MSF Download

Session 5 – Using a multiple sampling frame as an MSF Download

Exercises Download

Module 3

Session 1 – Sampling design considerations when developing an MSF Download

Session 2 – Sampling and estimation when developing an MSF list frame Download

Session 3 – Sampling and estimation when developing an MSF area frame Download

Session 4 – Sampling and estimation when developing an MSF multiple frame Download

A Review of Literature Related to Master Sampling Frames for Fisheries and Aquaculture Surveys

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.

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