Agricultural & Rural Statistics

SIAP coordinates implementation of the training component of the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan (RAP) for the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (Global Strategy). The Global Strategy establishes the frameworks to address intensively the lack of capacity to meet data requirements as defined in a recommended minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics. The frameworks address the need for agricultural statistics to go beyond the traditional farm level data about production to data used to monitor the role of the agricultural and rural sector in food security, environmental sustainability, and a driver for poverty reduction.

SIAP collaborates with co-implementors of the RAP-- the FAO and ADB-- in implementing the training component. Training aims to strengthen national capacity to provide training at a sustainable level. The strategy focuses on developing training assessment tools, standard syllabuses and training materials and provides training-of-trainers courses on the use of these training tools and resources as well as training in methods for producing and analysing country-determined minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics.

Population and Housing Censuses with Agricultural Censuses
Open online course on linking population and housing census is now available. This course has been developed as part of the training component of the "Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics". The course is based on the Guidelines for Linking Population and Housing Censuses with Agricultural Censuses, prepared jointly by FAO and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The aim of the course is to provide practical guidance for implementing a cost-effective census strategy by coordinating the population and housing census with the agricultural census.
The course is open to all and is self-paced.
To register and for more information, go to: http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/STAT

Third Regional Training Course on Sampling Methods for Producing Core Data Items for Agricultural and Rural Statistics
The regional training course aims to bring together statisticians and stakeholders 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.
[10–21 October 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia]

Regional Training Course on Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) for Agricultural Surveys and Price Reporting
This training course is aimed at the need of statistical offices and statistical units of agricultural ministries of producing timely statistics through adoption of new technologies for data collection and production of global minimum core data items. The training course will provide a strong foundation in Survey Solutions functions and participants are expected to acquire skills to implement a basic survey.
[3 – 7 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand]

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Workshop on Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) Training
The workshop provided a forum for sharing FAO’s experience in CAPI application in surveys and data collection. Participants were introduced to the free CAPI software known as Survey Solutions developed by the Development Research Group of the World Bank in collaboration with FAO which meets the requirement of agricultural and prices’ surveys.
[11- to 15 July 2016, New Delhi, India]

Training Course on Communication and Advocacy for Agricultural and Rural Statistics
This training course is aimed at strengthening the communication and advocacy capacities of statistical offices and statistical units of agricultural ministries to promote use of agricultural data in policy monitoring and evaluation. Specifically, the training course will equip participants with knowledge and tools that ensures effective use of dissemination strategies to maximize uptake of agricultural statistics for policy monitoring and evaluation.

[27 June to 1 July 2016, Daejeon, Republic of Korea]

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Regional Workshop on Training of Trainers for Official Statistics
The main objective of the workshop is to improve institutional capacity of national statistical systems (NSSs) in designing, developing and delivering training on official statistics. The workshop also aims at piloting a ToT manual, including a generic template that can be utilized by training providers to develop specialized ToT manuals/guides.

[29 February to 3 March 2016, Chiba, Japan]

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Second Regional Training Course on Sampling Methods for Producing Core Data Items for Agricultural and Rural Statistics
The regional training course aims to bring together statisticians and stakeholders 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.

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

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Regional Workshop on Statistical Literacy: Increasing Effective Use of Agricultural and Rural Statistics
The workshop aims to bring together statisticians and stakeholders to examine the issues that need to be addressed in increasing statistical literacy of users of data, particularly those involved in the policy-making process, identify the training needs for improving core competencies for statistical literacy and to map out concrete strategies and implementing activities to meet the identified training needs in their respective countries.

[13 to 17 July 2015, Daejeon, Republic of Korea]

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Regional Course on Communication and Advocacy for Agricultural and Rural Statistics
This training-of-trainers course is designed to contribute to the following expected outputs of the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan of the Global Strategy; i.e., to improve political support by decision-makers for agricultural and rural statistics in terms of provision of budget and resources and to enhance capacity of national statistical systems to advocate for adequate resources for developing and compiling country-specific minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics on a sustainable basis.

[20 to 24 April 2015, Beijing, China]

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