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Technical assistance projects in the Near East

The FAO regional office for the Near East exerted efforts to improve the quality of the statistics and information of the countries. To form basis for the sort of technical assistance needs, Metadata from each country was collected. In addition, countries were trained in using modern census and survey methodology and advanced tools, and in collecting, compiling and analyzing production, and trade data, and preparing Food Balance Sheets/Supply Utilization Account for food security monitoring purposes.

Regional CountrySTAT was established through Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD). RNE assisted many countries to develop statistical projects. Many other countries were sponsored to participate in international conferences and meetings to gain experience and knowledge to further the agricultural statistics systems of their respective countries.