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Technical Report on Linking Area and List Frames in Agricultural Surveys

This Technical Report on “Linking Area and List Frames in Agricultural Surveys” is the result of a comprehensive literature review on the subject and further methodological developments. The Report introduces and discusses the problem of improving the quality of agricultural statistics by exploring methods to maximize the use of available frames, focusing on how to combine information from area frames and list frames in agricultural surveys.

 

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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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Towards a System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2015, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (SEEA Agriculture) was developed as part of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (the Global Strategy). The SEEA Agriculture is a conceptual framework that enables national and international statistical systems to access the data needed for decision-making: it combines the economic and environmental dimensions of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land use, water use and other environmental factors with the conventional treatment of agricultural, forestry and fisheries production.

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