Report of the Twenty- First Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

Report of the Twenty- First Session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics


REPORT

of the

TWENTY- FIRST SESSION OF

THE ASIA AND PACIFIC COMMISSION ON AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS

Held in Phuket, Thailand
11 - 15 September 2006


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (RAP)
BANGKOK, 2007

The designation and presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers and boundaries.

© FAO 2007

For copies write to:   

Senior Statistician
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200
THAILAND

Contents

Acronyms

INTRODUCTION

FAO’S ACTIVITIES IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SINCE THE LAST SESSION OF THE COMMISSION

Overview of FAO’s activities in Asia and the Pacific during 2004-2006

Strengthening regional data exchange system on food and agricultural statistics in Asia and Pacific countries

Statistics on rural household’s livelihood and well-being

STATE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS IN THE COUNTRIES OF THE REGION

Report on the situation based on responses to country questionnaires

Use of knowledgeable farmers as enumerators

Production of small area data from the agricultural census

CountrySTAT

Establishing CountrySTAT as a basis for a national statistical information and analysis system

Metadata as a tool to improve the quality and the usefulness of statistics

WORLD PROGRAMME FOR THE CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 2010

Presentation of the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010

Community-level data in agricultural census

Fishery and aquaculture statistics in the framework of the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010

OTHER MATTERS

Venue of the twenty-second session of APCAS

Other business

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT AND CLOSING OF THE SESSION

APPENDICES

  1. AGENDA
  2. LIST OF DELEGATES AND OBSERVERS
  3. LIST OF DOCUMENTS
  4. INAUGURAL ADDRESBSY DEPUTY PERMANENT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY OF THAILAND
  5. WELCOME STATEMENT BY DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL, NATIONAL STATISTICAL OFFICE OF THAILAND
  6. OPENING ADDRESS BY THE FAO ASSISTANT DIRECTORGENERAL AND REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
  7. KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, OFFICE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND COOPERATIVES OF THAILAND
  8. MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE COMMISSION AOSF SEPTEMBER 2006