Twenty-third session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics ASIA AND PACIFIC COMMISSION ON AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS

Report of the


TWENTY-THIRD SESSION OF THE
ASIA AND PACIFIC COMMISSION ON AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS





RAP PUBLICATION 2010/07

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific





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Abstract

This document presents the report of the twenty-third session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 26 to 30 April 2010. Attended by some 60 delegates from 16 member countries, the session assessed both the current status of food and agriculture statistics in member countries and progress on strengthening regional data exchange on food and agricultural statistics in the region. The session was informed about a new global strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics, an initiative of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC). A roundtable discussion on statitical capacity building was held, focusing on countries' training needs and constraints. The Commission reported on implementation of the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010 (WCA 2010) in Asia and the Pacific region. Other topics included gender statistics for agricultural and rural development in the region, implementation of CountrySTAT and agricultural statistics relating to the environment. Recommendations of the session are included in the report.