CountrySTAT's vision

Nationally owned, accessible, high-quality statistics on food and agriculture, supporting the worldwide drive to reduce extreme poverty and hunger.

The longer-term objective for CountrySTAT is to achieve global coverage. CountrySTAT is currently seeking additional partners and donors to help reach its full potential, serving countries on all continents and creating a reliable source of international data on food and agriculture.

Our mission

We offer an effective programme for handling interconnected statistical information and visual indicators on food and agriculture. Data is made available for subnational, national and international levels. This system enables researchers, policymakers and the private sector to design and implement better policy and investments in agriculture.

In the future, CountrySTAT will expand its scope by including real-time and forecast data relevant to food and agriculture.

Principal aims

  • Support country expertise by providing methodology, classification and coding system for collection, standardization and harmonization of data coming from various local sources.
  • Promote partnerships between various statistical institutions within countries.
  • Assist countries in integrating and organizing national data to make them comparable at international level.
  • Facilitate the analysis of data for supply utilization accounts and food balance sheets.
  • Implement a programme that facilitates electronic data collection from countries, reducing the burden on these countries in completing numerous questionnaires.
  • Help countries disseminate data through communication and information tools at national and subnational levels.

Technical note

The new CountrySTAT architecture uses open source, state-of-the-art technologies:

• Easy-to-use Content Management System for personalized user interface.

• According to the users’ needs, new tools can be added easily.

• The application is distributed on a free-of-charge basis to all CountrySTAT members and partners.