Meetings and events

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International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS VI)

23 Oct 2013 - 25 Oct 2013

ICAS is a series of conferences based on the overarching need for agricultural data worldwide. The theme of the conference is “Improving Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, and Rural Development. Linking statistics with decision making”. Hosted by the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics.

Measuring food insecurity for policy guidance and evaluation. Open issues and possible solutions. CFS side event

07 Oct 2013 - 11 Oct 2013

FAO Headquarters, Rome

Monitoring food insecurity to effectively target and evaluate policies and programs is still problematic. Hunger indicators exist for monitoring the state of countries’ food insecurity, but they are clearly insufficient to provide the necessary disaggregation of the various causes and consequences of food insecurity.

Global Strategy Scientific Advisory Committee meeting

18 Jul 2013 - 19 Jul 2013

FAO Headquarters, 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.

Launching ceremony of the CountrySTAT system in Burundi

28 Jun 2013 -


CountrySTAT Burundi was developed by FAO in collaboration with the East African Community (EAC), to create a common platform for accessing and disseminating reliable and timely data on food and agriculture in the country.

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

10 Jun 2013 - 12 Jun 2013

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

The workshop will provide practical guidance on best practices for carrying out coordinated and integrated censuses, including collection of agricultural census items in the population census for countries in the Caribbean.