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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.


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.

Seminar on global strategy for agricultural and rural statistics

22 Jun 2009

Rome, Italy

FAO staff members from different Headquarters Statistics Units and representatives from development partners, including the World Bank and EUROSTAT (EC) will discuss strategy issues and exchange views with Permanent Representatives.

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