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Launch of CountrySTAT Zambia

14 Feb 2011 -

Lusaka, Zambia

On Monday 14 February 2011, the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives, together with other key stakeholder institutions in Zambia, launches CountrySTAT Zambia, a Web-based information system that delivers improved access to better quality statistics on food and agriculture at national and subnational levels.

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.