Presentation on theme: "1 FAO VISION ON GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS Hiek Som, FAO April 2009."— Presentation transcript:
1 FAO VISION ON GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS Hiek Som, FAO April 2009
2 FAO STATISTICS FAOSTAT: single largest database on agriculture (includ. fisheries and forestry) – 85 M hits, 3.4 M users in Feb. 2009 Methodological development and capacity building in support of member countries World Programme for the Census of Agriculture: 120 countries undertook an agricultural census in the 2000 round Main Recommendation of Independant Evaluation of FAO Statistics: Coordination
3 OVERVIEW OF COUNTRIES CAPACITY IN AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS Country responses to FAO questionnaires: decreasing overtime Country capacity in agricultural statistics: reduced; less external assistance Main Recommendation of Independent Evaluation of FAO’s role and work in statistics: capacity building at country level
4 NEED FOR GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL STATISTICS Minimum set of indicators Methodologies: Agricultural Census and Modular approach, i.e. programme of agricultural census and inter-censal surveys; remote sensing/Area Frame Support to capacity building by development partners Inclusion of agricultural sector in NSDSs (National Strategy for Development of Statistics) Governance: Coordination within FAO, International Advisory Body
5 PREPARATION PROCESS OF THE GLOBAL STRATEGY Core team: FAO, WB, UNSC, EUROSTAT, USDA Expert Meeting on Agricultural Statistics, Washington, October 2008 UN Statistical Commission, Feb. 2009 Revision of the Strategy Paper in April 2009 Seminar of Country Permanent Representatives to FAO, 22 June 2009 ISI Satellite Meeting in August 2009 FAO Conference in November 2009
6 FAO Vision on World Agricultural Statistics: Within FAO (1/2) A Federated statistical system which is Unitary in spirit: decentralized statistical activities with a clear set of management, oversight, and governance mechanisms and data communicating protocols. A Federated system of statistical databases = FAO data warehouse built on common statistical and IT standards with facility for two-way communication
7 FAO Vision on World Agricultural Statistics: Within FAO (2/2) Statistics Division to become the leading unit in facilitating the coordination of FAO statistical system, setting standards and promoting best practices.
8 FAO Vision on World Agricultural Statistics: Partnership An Integrated Global Strategy of Statistical Capacity Building: Targeted Methodological development; partnership with donors community; technical assistance to countries Stronger mandate for FAO statistical work: Restructuring the FAO Statistical Advisory Committee with the participation of country representatives and development partners.
9 CountrySTAT New harmonisation, integration and dissemination tool (one stop center) Philippines, Bhutan Project covering 17 SSA countries Upcoming CountrySTAT Algeria and Iran CountrySTAT project in Chile