Meetings and events

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Alternative composite food security indexes: their use, value and limits

15 Apr 2014 -

FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

The seminar will illustrate and discuss the experience of the Economist Intelligence Unit and the FAO Statistics Division in building composite food security indexes. Four panelists will open the discussion presenting their views on composite indexes from an analytical, statistical, political and advocacy perspective.

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics - 25

18 Feb 2014 - 21 Feb 2014

Vientiane, Lao PDR

APCAS 25 is organized to assess the current status of food and agricultural statistics in member countries; inform the member countries about the FAO activities in food and agricultural statistics during the preceding biennium, particularly in Asia and the Pacific; and discuss new developments in agricultural statistics.

Expert meeting on crop monitoring for improved food security

17 Feb 2014 -

Vientiane, Lao PDR

The objective of the meeting is to share best practices and experiences in the region in estimation of crop area and yields. Focus on estimation of land cover, land use and crop area; crop yield monitoring and forecasting; and crop yield estimation using probability surveys and objective measurements.

African Commission on Agricultural Statistics - 23

04 Dec 2013 - 07 Dec 2013


AFCAS brings together senior statistics officials from FAO member countries of the African continent, who are responsible for the development of agricultural statistics in their respective countries.

Third FAO regional workshop on statistics for greenhouse gas emissions

02 Dec 2013 - 03 Dec 2013

Casablanca, Morocco

The FAO workshop brings together high-level staff of Ministries of Agriculture or Agricultural National Statistical Agencies and Bureaus responsible for national GHG reporting under international climate policy processes, to help further the conversation on how to improve statistics for GHG emissions.