Twenty-fourth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on agricultural statistics


RAP PUBLICATION 2012/22

Twenty-fourth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2012


ABSTRACT

This publication presents the outcome of the twenty-fourth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics held in Da Lat, Viet Nam from 8 to 12 October 2012. Attended by over 65 delegates from 21 member countries, the session assessed both the current status of food and agriculture statistics in member countries and progress in monitoring country capacity to produce agricultural statistics. The session was informed about progress made in implementation of the global strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics in the region and the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture (WCA) 2010, including recommendations for improving WCA 2020. Other topics discussed were new methodological developments in food security statistics to ensure a more realistic estimation of the undernourished population and recent advances in economic, social and environmental statistics in the agricultural sector, such as recent efforts by FAO to include greenhouse gas emission data in FAOSTAT.



Table of Contents

Acronyms
FAO’s activities in food and agriculture statistics in Asia and the Pacific since
    the last session of the Commission

State of food and agricultural statistics in countries of the region
Implementation of global strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics
    in the region

Progress and vision on world programme for the census of agriculture (WCA)
Methodological developments in food security statistics
Data collection methods and ICT in the region
Recent advances in economic, social, and environmental statistics in the
    agricultural sector

Any other business
Adoption of the report and closing of the session
Appendices
    Agenda
    List of delegates and observers
    List of documents
    Welcome address by Mr Nguyen Vanlieu, Deputy Director General of General
        Statistics Office of Viet Nam
    Outgoing chair’s address by Mr Hongnarit, Director, Department of Planning and
        Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia
    Opening address by Mr Josef Schmidhuber, Principal Officer, FAO Statistics
        Division
    Opening remarks by Ms Yuriko Shoji, FAO Representative for Viet Nam on behalf
        of Mr Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional
        Representative for Asia and the Pacific
    Welcome address by Mr Nguyen Van Yen, Lam Dong Deputy Chairman of
        People’s Committee
    Inaugural address by H.E. Dao Quangthu, Vice-minister of Planning and
        Investment
    Closing speech by Mr Nguyen Van Lieu, Deputy Director General of General
        Statistics Office of Viet Nam
    Member countries of the Commission as of October 2012




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