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Guidelines for development of a classification system related to Farm Typology

These Guidelines on Farm Typology propose a tool to be used to classify agricultural holdings by multiple dimensions, aiming at enhancing comprehension of
the farm structures and production diversity both between and within countries, and at more efficient targeting in agricultural and rural policies and investments.


Guidelines for measuring youth employment and Decent Work in agriculture within developing countries

These Guidelines seek to measure dimensions of labour force performance and job quality that are not well captured in the Decent Work framework. More specifically, the Guidelines propose Decent Work indicators that focus on youth (ages 15–24 years) within developing countries where the majority of households depend on agriculture for their well-being and a large share of the population lives in poverty,


Guidelines for collecting data for sex-disaggregated and gender-specific indicators in national agricultural surveys. 2nd Edition

These Guidelines aim to improve the availability of systematically integrated and comparable sex-disaggregated and gender-relevant data within agricultural surveys by bridging significant data gaps. Specifically, the Guidelines identify key indicators focusing on crop and livestock activities in developing countries where the agricultural sector is largely characterized by agricultural households, and propose adaptations to existing agriculture surveys based on the latest research in survey methods and gender analysis.


Guidelines on defining rural areas and compiling indicators for development policy

These Guidelines aim to support decisions about rural development policy by offering concepts and methods to improve the quality, availability, and use of statistics. The Guidelines present and explain how to construct a rural definition that is useful for organizing statistical information about rural areas.


Guidelines for the Incorporation of a Woodfuel Supplementary Module into Existing Household Surveys in Developing Countries

The purpose of these Guidelines is to develop a tool named the Woodfuel Supplementary Module (WSM), to be incorporated in existing national household surveys. The ultimate goal is to enable developing countries to gather accurate data on woodfuel production and consumption, the sustainability of its production, and related socio-economic and health outcomes.


Guidelines on the measurement of harvest and post-harvest losses

The purpose of these guidelines is to develop cost-effective statistical methods for measuring post-harvest losses (PHL). The Guidelines aim to present cost-effective methods for measuring food grain losses that could be used especially by developing countries to generate timely and quality data.

Also available in: French


Guidelines on the use of available remote sensing tools, products, methodologies and data to improve agricultural crop production forecast statistics in sub-saharan African countries

This report provides guidelines and a framework for developing multistage crop forecasting systems built on existing national institutions, but also leveraging on new technical advancements in a sustainable manner.


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