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

13 Aug 2018 to 17 Aug 2018
Suva, Fiji

ESCAP Pacific Office is hosting a training workshop for representatives from Pacific Island countries (including Timor Leste) during the week, 13-17 August, 2018. The Sub-Regional Training Course is on Sampling Methods for Producing Core Data Items for Agricultural and Rural Statistics, organised by the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), in collaboration with ESCAP Pacific Office and FAO, whom are both providing the workshop facilitators.

The workshop is a component of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics which is a multi-partner initiative tasked to assist countries to improve agricultural and rural statistics. It also provides a framework for national and international statistical systems to produce and apply the basic data and information needed to guide policy on rural development and sustainable agricultural production. By identifying country-specific minimum core data and statistics, it aims to significantly increase the availability and quality of agricultural and rural statistics.

Countries represented at the workshop include Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Timor Leste. They are represented by staff from their National Statistics Office and Ministry of Agriculture, who will be learning about a range of sampling strategies available for collecting agriculture/fisheries/aquaculture data, through lectures, exercises and sharing of experiences.