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projects assist participating countries with set-up, training and ongoing support. The work is carried out under several FAO projects, funded by the European Union, private donor organizations, and others.



CountrySTAT for Sub-Saharan Africa

CountrySTAT for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a project partnership between the FAO country statistics information system and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to substantially improve the quality, accessibility, relevance, and reliability of the national statistics on food and agriculture in 17 Sub-Saharan African countries.

The overall objective is to  harmonize and integrate sub-national data on food and agriculture within and between these countries through the implementation of a centralized and standardized database framework, data exchange platform, and set of analysis tools. In so doing, it will facilitate planning and decision-making by policy makers and analysts, particularly in the push to reduce hunger and poverty.

The project is now going through the second phase which will have a longer term perspective (43 months) and focus on strengthening of the systems established in view of their sustainable functioning after the end of the project.

To read the executive summary of the project click here.


CountrySTAT collaboration projects

  • Sudan Institutional Capacity Programme: Food Security Information for Action (SIFSIA)
  • Sudan Institutional Capacity Programme: Food Security Information for Action (SIFSIA) Northern Sudan
  • UEMOA: Support to Regional Economic Organizations (REOs) for the implementation of their Regional Programmes for Food Security
  • Restoration and development of essential livestock services in Iraq
  • FAO-Netherlands Partnership Programme
  • FAO/Italian Government Cooperative Programme
  • European Commission: Recensement Général de l'Agriculture et du Cheptel - Niger
  • Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD)