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.

Regional Training Course on the Measurement of Post-Harvest Losses in Asia and the Pacific
To enhance the capacity of entities which belong to the National Statistics Office, the Ministries of Agriculture and/or the Ministries of Food through provision of training to statistical staff, in order to increase their knowledge and to develop their skills to produce data, apply appropriate statistical methods to produce Post-Harvest Loss (PHL) statistics and indicators including the Global Food Loss Index (GFLI), interpret and utilise these for monitoring the progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
22 - 24 October 2018 | Chiba, Japan

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Sub Regional Training Course on Sampling Methods for Producing Core Data Items for Agricultural and Rural Statistics
The sub 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.   
13 - 17 August 2018 | Suva, Fiji

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e-Learning course on Food balance sheets
21 May - 14 June 2018 | On-line ]

Regional Training Course on Agricultural Costs of Production Statistics
This training course is aimed at strengthening the technical capacity of statistical producers to apply relevant international comparable methods and standards in the compilation of agricultural cost of production statistics. The regional training course aims to build the capacity of statistical producing institutions in RAP’s priority countries and to train their statisticians to compile high quality and internationally comparable agricultural cost of production statistics.
23 - 27 April 2018 | Daejeon, Republic of Korea ]

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Regional Training Course on the New Supply Utilization Account/Food Balance Sheet Methodology and Compilation Tool
The training was designed for middle level officials from RAP priority countries. It targets officers of National Statistical Offices and statistical units of Ministry of Agriculture engaged in the production of agricultural and rural statistics who are responsible for the compilation of food balance sheets (FBS). 
[20 - 24 November 2017 | Daejeon, Republic of Korea ]

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Workshop on Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)
This workshop is aimed at addressing 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 workshop will provide a strong foundation in Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) functions. Participants are expected to acquire skills to implement a basic survey.
[31 July – 4 August 2017 | Chiba, Japan ]

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Regional Training Course on Costs of Agricultural Production Statistics, Communication and Advocacy for 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 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to agriculture, associated indicators and tools to promote their importance in national development policy. Participants are expected to lead advocacy events in their respective countries that puts investment in agriculture statistics as crucial in monitoring SDGs. .
[26 – 30 June 2017, Daejeon, Republic of Korea ]

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Sub-Regional Training Course on Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) for Surveys/Censuses and Use of ICT tools-STATA- for Survey Data Analysis
To increase ability of NSS to access and use ICT for production and dissemination of minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics; To improve capacity of countries to adopt cost-effective and reliable methods for producing a minimum set of agricultural and rural statistics.
[27 March to 7 April 2017, Nadi, Fiji]

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Regional Training Course on Cost of Production for Agricultural Statistics
This training course is aimed at strengthening the technical capacity of statistical producers to apply relevant international comparable methods and standards in the compilation of agricultural cost of production statistics. The regional training course aims tobuild the capacity of statistical producing institutions in RAP’s priority countries and to train their statistical experts-cum-managers to compile high quality and internationally comparable agricultural cost of production statistics.
[21 to 25 November 2016, Daejeon, Republic of Korea]

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Regional Training Course on Cost of Production for Agricultural Statistics
The present policy analysis workshop: Transition towards Sustainable Agriculture in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Strategic Implementation Follow Up and Review” is planned to respond to emerging challenges of Asia-Pacific developing countries and to assist enhancing national capacities for effectively making relevant policy decisions. The programme is built on that of the previous workshop ‘Monitoring and Evaluation of Policy Options for Sustainable Agriculture, Poverty Alleviation and Food Security in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ organized by CAPSA and SIAP in in Bogor, Indonesia, in November 2014, and further reflects the latest and ongoing discussion at the global level on SDG implementation, as well as ‘Follow up and review’, and aims to highlight most pragmatic components required for critical decision-making for advancing national sustainable development agenda through promoting sustainable agriculture.
[15 to 17 November 2016, Bogor, Indonesia]

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Policy Analysis Workshop: Transition towards Sustainable Agriculture in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Strategic Implementation, Follow Up and Review
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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