Regional Training Course on Agricultural Cost of Production Statistics

[21 - 25 November 2016, Daejeon, Republic of Korea ]

Objectives

This Training Course on Agricultural Cost of Production Statistics partly responds to this need.. It aims at building the capacity of statistical producing institutions in RAP’s priority countries and at training their statistical experts-cum-managers to compile high quality and internationally comparable agricultural cost of production statistics

• Improve the capacity of countries to adopt cost-effective and reliable methods for producing minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics;
• Improve the competencies of national statistical systems (NSS) to produce and disseminate a minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics in accordance with international standards and good practices through training and technical assistance.

Concept Note
Training Programme

Reference Materials

Dimensions of production costs, analytical units, indicators and statistical tables

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Objectives and Use of Stratification in Sample Design

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Systematic Sampling

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National Quality Assurance Frameworks

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Data collection vehicles: Towards an integrated survey strategy

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Sample design strategies

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Typical farms and hybrid approaches

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Cost of Production : Objectives, analytical framework and data dissemination

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Modeling approaches for the allocation of costs

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Estimating the costs of paid and unpaid labour

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Land tenure types and associated cost estimation methods

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Different types of capital goods in agriculture and the estimation of capital costs

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Determining the cost and revenues from agricultural production

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Allocation of costs in complex cropping and mixed farming systems

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Allocating pre-productive costs in multi-year enterprises

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The treatment of uncertainty in the results

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Terminology, Concepts and Definitions(Review of Basic of Sampling Methods

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