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Strengthening the Global Strategy Partnership: A Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the African Development Bank

FAO headquarters, Rome (Italy) l The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FAO to support the implementation of the Global Strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics in Africa.

With this agreement, the 40 countries targeted by the programme in Africa will be able to improve the availability and use of agricultural and rural data, thus ensuring that development policies are based on relevant, reliable and up-to-date statistics.

The African Development Bank (ADB), one of the two Global Strategy participating partners in Africa, will deliver assistance to the countries using the funds transferred by FAO, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), which has also recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FAO, will be responsible for training in the region.


Workshop on improving statistics for food security, sustainable agriculture and rural development: an action plan for Africa

19 Jun 2012 - 21 Jun 2012

Kigali, Rwanda

The objective of the workshop was to familiarize the participants with the Action Plan for Africa and train them on the use of instruments designed for carrying out assessment of country capacity to produce agriculture statistics.

Regional workshop for the Pacific on linking population and housing censuses with agricultural censuses

28 May 2012 - 01 Jun 2012

Noumea, New Caledonia

The workshop was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the first ever of its kind, and in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Paris21.

Meeting of resource partners in support of the implementation of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics

28 Oct 2011

FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

A meeting to support the implementation of the Global Strategy, organized by the World Bank, AfDB and FAO, in collaboration with the Friends of the Chair Group on Agricultural Statistics of UNSC.

International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-V)

12 Oct 2010 - 13 Oct 2010

Kampala, Uganda

The theme of the conference was ''Integrating Agriculture into the National Statistical System''. The theme is the primary pillar of a recent initiative by the international community to assess and improve the quality of agricultural statistics.

Strategy for improving agricultural and rural statistics

13 Aug 2009 - 14 Aug 2009

Maputo, Mozambique

A consensus was reached among participants that the purpose of the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural Statistics was to provide the vision for national and international statistical systems to support decision making in the 21st century.

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