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FAO provides free access to statistics treasure trove

09 Jul 2010 -

FAO is granting free and open access to its central data repository, FAOSTAT, the world's largest and most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, and hunger, the UN agency announced today.

Ministry, UBOS launch agriculture web data system

21 Jun 2010 -

Speaking at the launch of CountryStat Uganda website in Kampala on Wednesday, the executive director of UBOS, Mr J.B Male Mukasa, said agricultural data is an important planning tool since it is a driver of Uganda’s economy.

FAO launches new statistical information system in its member countries

10 Jun 2010 -

According to CountrySTAT Kenya National Coordinator Mr Abner Ingosi, CountrySTAT is an easy, fast  web-based interface, accessible from anywhere.  At a CountrySTAT Kenya technical Working Group meeting in Nairobi, Mr Ingosi said the system has promoted partnership between different statistical institutions [...]

Access to information: The Food Stats agenda

04 Jun 2010 -

While this year’s World Press Freedom Day came and went with no sign that the long-awaited Access to Information Bill would be discussed by Parliament and passed into law, the [...] (FAO) CountrySTAT initiative [...] shows that it is possible to provide vital statistical information in [...]

CountrySTAT Zambia : "Information is power"

31 May 2010 -

CountrySTAT programme provides the power needed by policy makers to make informed decisions in order to improve food security. It will contribute to the country’s efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of reducing hunger and poverty, which is also central in both the Sixth National [...]