RAP PUBLICATION 2005/17
RAP PUBLICATION 2005/17

Report of the Expert Consultation on
Analysis and Dissemination of Census and Survey Data

Bangkok, Thailand
18 - 21 July 2005

   
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2005
   
 

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD

ACRONYMS

OPENING SESSION

INTRODUCTORY MATTERS

METHODOLOGIES FOR ANALYSIS AND DISSEMINATION

Overview of data use and analysis
Enlarging the scope of analysis using agricultural census data

DATA FOR AGRICULTURAL STUDIES

Consideration of gender variables in the analysis of food and agriculture sector data
The crop monitoring system of the food security information system

DATA FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES

Preparation of food balance sheets
Determining the food insecure and vulnerable

SELECTED INDICATORS IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

Use of data warehouses for data dissemination
Organizing national statistical databases

FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL DATA FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Agricultural census tabulation and analysis
Forecasting of crop production
Impact assessment of agricultural disasters
Effect of natural disasters on crop production
Measuring the role of agriculture, agri-food and agri-industry in the economy
Trade flow data for agricultural sector policies
Seasonal price indices in crop statistics

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

CLOSING OF THE EXPERT CONSULTATION

Appendix A - Agenda and Timetable

Appendix B - List of Documents

Appendix C - Opening Address by He Changchui, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific

Appendix D - List of Experts and Observers