This publication provides a review of the literature on methodologies applied for data collection and processing of cost of production (CoP) in agriculture in developed and developing countries.
These guidelines are the result of a comprehensive effort to develop a standard methodology to assess countries’ capacity to produce agricultural statistics. The presented methodology takes into account previous similar international efforts for building standard frameworks to assess statistical systems’ capacity and data quality.
Country assessments are the starting point for the implementation of the Global Strategy at country level.
Under the research component of Global Strategy, significant progress has been made towards the development and the implementation of an Integrated Survey Framework. Research mainly focused on developing countries with the objective of producing integrated and consistent agricultural statistics on phenomena related to three different target populations from rural households, farms and agricultural plots.
This technical paper on identifying the most appropriate sampling frame for specific landscape types is the result of a comprehensive literature review on the subject, followed by a gap analysis and development of innovative methodological proposals for addressing any issues that emerged.
The Research programme of the Action Plan to Implement the Global Strategy includes a large number of activities to develop cost-effective methods for producing reliable and timely agricultural statistics. The results of these research activities are to be used as a basis to develop guidelines that will be adopted and used by countries, consultants and training institutions.
Small-scale operators are key contributors to local food security, poverty alleviation and to providing livelihoods, however, monitoring their production and accurately measuring their contribution to local foods, livelihoods and economy is extremely challenging in the field of fishery and aquaculture.
Countries regularly report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from all sectors, including agriculture, forestry and other land use change activities.
Training is the third technical component in the Global Strategy’s Action Plan, whose ultimate objective is to build country capacity.
The FAO RAF Office organised a Regional IdCA Validation Workshop from 6-8 May 2014 in Accra as part of the activities for the implementation of the assessment of national agricultural statistics systems (“Strengthening Agricultural Statistics in Anchor Countries – Phase I: Assessment of Anchor Country Agricultural Statistics Systems”). The project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).