Meetings and events

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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''.

World Statistics Day

27 Oct 2010

Celebrating the many contributions and achievements of official statistics and to raise awareness of the many achievements of official statistics, built on the core values of service, professionalism and integrity.

International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-V)

12 Oct 2010 - 13 Oct 2010

Kampala, Uganda

The theme of the conference was ''Integrating Agriculture into the National Statistical System''. The theme is the primary pillar of a recent initiative by the international community to assess and improve the quality of agricultural statistics.

Lack of roads and railways condemn millions of Mozambican peasants to eternal poverty

27 Aug 2010

"No economic activity can be developed and become a viable business; no matter how much you produce, you cannot sell'', says a farmer, who prefers to keep his identity anonymous.