Second Regional Training Course on Sampling Methods for Producing Core Data Items for Agricultural and Rural Statistics

[9-20 November 2015, Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia]

The Second Regional Training Course on Sampling Methods for Producing Core Data Items for Agricultural and Rural Statistics will be held from 9 to 20 November 2015 in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia. The regional training course is part of the training programme of the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to Implement the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (RAP) and will be conducted in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and BPS-Statistics Indonesia of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia.

The regional training course aims to provide technical guidance on the selection and application of appropriate sampling methods for producing the minimum set of core data items for agricultural and rural statistics. Specifically, the objectives of the course are to:
(i) examine the minimum set of core data items for agricultural and rural statistics in the context of the application of sampling methods for data collection and production of associated statistics and indicators and
(ii) increase capability of participants in designing sample surveys for production of agricultural and rural statistics

Target participants of the course are senior and middle level government statisticians of priority countries of the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to implement the Global Strategy, directly engaged in the design of primary data collection of data on crops, livestock, horticulture, fishing and aquaculture statistics and in producing survey estimates of associated statistics and indicators. Participants from all of ECO Member States are expected to participate in the workshop.

26 participants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Georgia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam are expected to participate on the course.