Meetings and events

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Regional training on the documentation and archiving of agricultural censuses and surveys

07 Feb 2011 - 25 Feb 2011

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Manila, Philippines

The objective of the workshops was to train participants from the Africa and Asia regions on the use the Microdata Management Toolkit for the documentation of Agricultural Census and Surveys.

International Year of Forests

03 Feb 2011

Millions of forest-dependant people play a vital role in managing, conserving, and developing the world's forests in a sustainable manner. Statistics on forests and forest resources play an essential role in developing policies, budgeting and sustainable development of these resources.

Updated trade data and mapping version of trade flows

03 Feb 2011

Trade statistics are an important data source for both governments and private sector decision makers. This updated set of trade data and mapping version of the detailed trade flow covers 600 individual food and agriculture commodities.

New data on agricultural machinery

14 Dec 2010

New dataset on agricultural machinery and equipment is now available for 217 countries for the period 1961-2008. Statistical data is important in the analysis of global and regional policies; to assist governments, non-governmental organisations and commercial organisations in sectoral planning and budgeting.

African Statistics Day

18 Nov 2010

The day is celebrated each year in order to increase awareness about the important role statistics play in all aspects of social and economic development of in Africa, under the theme ''Celebrating the many contributions and achievements of official statistics''.