10-12 November 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This meeting is a Statutory Body of FAO, organized regularly for almost 50 years by FAO in collaboration with regional institutions. Since 1994, these meetings have been part of the activities of the working group FAO-OEA/CIE-IICA on agricultural and livestock statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The purpose of the meeting is to review the state of food and agricultural statistics in the region, to advise Member Nations on the development and standardization of agricultural statistical services and to convene study groups or other Subsidiary Bodies of national experts required for this purpose. In particular, new technological and methodological advances for the improvement and development of the national programmes on food and agricultural statistics will also be presented.