Expert Consultation on Farmers' Income Statistics

 

RAP PUBLICATION 2008/02

Expert Consultation on Farmers' Income Statistics

Bangkok, Thailand
11-14 December 2007
  

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
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Printed in March 2008

Report of the Expert Consultation
on
Farmers' Income Statistics

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, 11 - 14 December 2007

CONTENTS

FOREWORD
ACRONYMS
OPENING SESION
INTRODUCTORY MATTERS
BACKGROUND FOR THE EXPERT CONSULTATION AND OBJECTIVES
FARMER INCOME DATA FOR DECISION MAKING
Methodologies for Collection of Farmers’ Income Data
  - The Farmer Income Statistics Survey in Thailand
  - Methodology of Data Collection in Farm Income Surveys: Indonesia’s Experience
  - Data System for Farm Income in the Philippines, from Collection to Use
  - Ideas and Suggestions from CABIG on Farmers’ Income Data
  - Farmer Income Data for Decision-Making in the EU
Review of Possible Integration of Surveys to Obtain Farmers’ Income Data
  - Monitoring Farm Financial Performance through Surveys
  - Developing Appropriate Survey Methodologies to Obtain Reliable Income Data
PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS OF FARMER INCOME DATA
Methodologies for processing and analysis
  -Processing and Analysis of USDA’s ARMS Survey
Strategies for overcoming data limitations
  - Optimal Strategies to Improve Collection and Analysis of Farmers’ Income Data
  - Generation of Farmers’ Income Data
Appropriate strategies for imputation and analysis
  - Rural Income Generating Activities (RIGA) Study: Income Aggregate Methodology, Issues and Considerations
RECOMMENDATIONS
ADOPTION OF THE REPORT
CLOSING OF THE EXPERT CONSULTATION
Appendix A – Agenda
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