Meetings and events

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Expert meeting on crop monitoring for improved food security

17 Feb 2014 -

Vientiane, Lao PDR

The objective of the meeting is to share best practices and experiences in the region in estimation of crop area and yields. Focus on estimation of land cover, land use and crop area; crop yield monitoring and forecasting; and crop yield estimation using probability surveys and objective measurements.

African Commission on Agricultural Statistics - 23

04 Dec 2013 - 07 Dec 2013


AFCAS brings together senior statistics officials from FAO member countries of the African continent, who are responsible for the development of agricultural statistics in their respective countries.

Third FAO regional workshop on statistics for greenhouse gas emissions

02 Dec 2013 - 03 Dec 2013

Casablanca, Morocco

The FAO workshop brings together high-level staff of Ministries of Agriculture or Agricultural National Statistical Agencies and Bureaus responsible for national GHG reporting under international climate policy processes, to help further the conversation on how to improve statistics for GHG emissions.

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.