Statistics
 

The first Scientific Advisory Committee meeting

18 to 19 July 2013, FAO headquarters in Rome

The objective of the Scientific Advisory Committee is to advise on the implementation of the research plan.

The role of the Global Strategy research plan and an overview of the research programme was presented.

Specific papers and presentations given by experts involved in the implementation of the various research topics are available here:

Implementation of the Research Plan, 31 July 2013

Research Plan within the Global Strategy

General overview of the research program developed by the Global Office in 2013

Framework for agricultural statistics

Framework for agricultural statistics – overview 

Methodological development for internationally comparable environmental-economic accounts for agriculture (SEEA – Agri) 

Conceptual framework - Methodological development for internationally comparable environmental-economic accounts for agriculture 

Integrated survey framework for agricutural and rural statistics 

The use of Indirect Sampling as unified framework for Integrated Agricultural Statistics - Concept Note 

Integrated survey framework for agricultural statistics - Plan of Action 

Improved methodologies for master sampling frames

Improved methodologies for master sampling frames – overview 

Identifying the most appropriate area frame for an integrated survey 

Identifying the most appropriate area frame for an integrated survey - Literature review 

Improving methods for linking area frames with list frames 

Improving methods for linking area frames with list frames - Literature review 

Improving the use of  GPS, GIS and RS for setting up a master sampling frame 

Improving the use of  GPS, GIS and RS for setting up a master sampling frame - Literature review 

Improving methods for estimating cost of production in developing countries

Cost of production statistics 

Cost of production methodologies - Literature review 

Cost of production statistics - Draft Handbook

Improving methods for estimating livestock and livestock products

Expanded Draft Outline of Guidelines on the Enumeration of Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic (Transhumant) Livestock

Improving methods for estimating postharvest losses

Improving methods for estimating post harvest losses 

Post-harvest food losses estimation - Development of consistent methodology 

Improving methods for crops estimates

Improving methods for crops estimates – overview

Improvement of estimation of crop area, yield and production 

Crop area estimation - Literature review 

Crop yield forecasting and estimation - Literature review 

Improving methods for crop yield forecast and early warning systems 

Crop yield forecasting methods and early warning systems - Literature review 

Methodological Validation and Research on Root Crops 

Improving the methodology for using remote sensing

Improving the methodology for using remote sensing – overview 

Developing more efficient and accurate methods for using remote sensing 

Developing more efficient and accurate methods for using remote sensing - Literature review 

Evaluating the cost-efficiency of remote sensing in developing countries 

Analyze the contribution of land cover data base created in LCCS3 to support the design of the area frame 

Improving methods for using existing land cover – land use data bases - Literature review 

Adoption of new technology for field data capture, compilation, transfer and dissemination

Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing 

Improving quality and use of administrative data to produce agricultural statistics

Improving the methodology for producing and using administrative data in agricultural statistics 

Improving quality and use of administrative data to produce agricultural statistics 

Improving methodology of Food Balance Sheets

Improving the methodology of food balance sheets

Improving methodology for small-scale fisheries

Improving methodology for data collection of small scale fishery and aquaculture

Improving the methodology for data collection of small scale fishery and aquaculture - Interim report 

Better integration of geographic information and statistics

Developing robust and statistically based methods for spatial disaggregation and for integration of various kinds of geographical information and geo-referenced survey data 

Statistical methods for spatial disaggregation and for integration of various kinds of geographical information and geo-referenced survey data - Literature review

Contacts

Elisabetta Carfagna 
Research Coordinator
Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics
Tel. (+39) 06 570 55070
Fax (+39) 06 570 56803