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Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics - 27

19- 23 March 2018, Sheraton Fiji Resort, Nadi, Fiji

In accordance with Article VI-1 of the FAO Constitution, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) is organizing the twenty- seventh session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS 27), in Nadi during 19-23 March 2018 at the kind invitation of the Government of Fiji.

Purpose of the meeting

The Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS) is a statutory body of FAO.  APCAS brings together senior statistics officials from FAO member countries of the Asia and Pacific region, who are responsible for the development of agricultural statistics in their respective countries. They review the developments in their agricultural statistics systems since the last session and exchange ideas with experts from FAO and other organizations on the state of food and agricultural statistics in the region. FAO uses this occasion to inform the member countries about its activities during the preceding biennium, particularly in Asia and the Pacific region.

The prominent themes on the Agenda of this session are: Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals, Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics, developing an Integrated System of Agricultural Census and Surveys. Launching of Pacific Strategic Plan for Agricultural and Fisheries Statistics (P-SPAFS) during this sessions, is expected to focus on the specific issues faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS).  

Membership of the Commission

As per the Statute of the Commission, the membership of the Commission is open to all Member Nations of FAO and Associate Members whose territories are situated wholly or partly in the Asia and the Pacific Region or who are responsible for the international relations of any non-self-governing territories in the Region. As of January 2018, 27 countries are members of APCAS, namely Afghanistan,  Australia, Bangladesh,  Bhutan, Cambodia, People’s Rep. of China, Fiji, France,  India,  Indonesia, Islamic Rep. of Iran,  Japan, Lao PDR,  Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Viet Nam.

FAO member nations interested in becoming member of the Commission are welcome to contact the APCAS-Secretary for guidance in this regard.

Participants

Apart from delegates nominated by the member countries, FAO partner institutions are also invited as observers with a right to speak. FAO technical experts from Regional Office and headquarters take part in the deliberations.

Meeting documents

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APCAS/18/INF1

Information Note

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APCAS/18/INF2

List of Documents

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APCAS/18/INF3

List of Participants

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APCAS/18/INF4

Statute of the Commission

Presentations

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APCAS/18/4.1

Pacific Strategic Plan for Agricultural and Fisheries Statistics

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APCAS/18/5.1

Overview of FAO’s activities in Asia and Pacific Region and follow-up of the recommendations of the 26th session of APCAS

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APCAS/18/5.2

Issues in the collection of FAO data

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APCAS/18/6.1.1

Overview of the SDG process, progress on the methodological development, FAO’s role in the monitoring framework, Draft Questionnaire on SDGs and next steps

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APCAS/18/6.1.2

The Global SDG indicators’ process and FAO’s role in monitoring the SDGs

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APCAS/18/6.1.3

Scaling-up Capacity Development Support for SDG Monitoring

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APCAS/18/6.2.1

Monitoring SDG target 2.1 – Methodological development and new capacity development initiatives related to food insecurity measurement

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APCAS/18/6.2.2

Learning experience of trend analysis of estimating PoU using SUSENAS data

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APCAS/18/6.2.3

Implementation of the FIES module in the 2018 VHLSS

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APCAS/18/6.2.4

Challenges for engagement of FIES (Food Insecurity Experience Scale) in Solomon Islands

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APCAS/18/7.1.1

Progress in implementation of Regional Action Plan of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics: Availability of research outputs and next steps

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APCAS/18/7.1.2

Progress on training activities in the region by UNSIAP in last two years’ focused on Global Strategy

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APCAS/18/7.1.3

An overview and summary of progress on Technical Assistance activities (Cost Effective Methods developed by Global Strategy) in the region

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APCAS/18/7.1.4

Pacific – Strategic Plan for Agricultural and Fisheries Statistics

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APCAS/18/7.2.1

Key features of SPARS and critical gaps identified in the region

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APCAS/18/7.3.a.1

New Methodological Framework for Compilation of country-led Food Balance Sheet

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APCAS/18/7.3.a.2

Presentation on issues and challenges in preparing SUA/FBS in Lao PDR

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APCAS/18/7.3.a.3

Food Balance Sheet of Cambodia

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APCAS/18/7.3.a.4

Philippines: Food Balance Sheets

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APCAS/18/7.3.a.5

Sri Lanka experience on preparing Food Balance Sheet and other challenges

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APCAS/18/7.3.a.6

Experience in compilation of Food Balance Sheet in Viet Nam

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APCAS/18/7.3.a.7

Food Balance Sheet: Data availability and issues

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APCAS/18/7.3.b.1

Presentation on Cost of Production on Vegetables

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APCAS/18/7.3.b.2

Cost of Production for Temporary Crops Survey 2016

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APCAS/18/7.3.b.3

Cost of Production statistics on livestock products in Mongolia (Milk and Meat)

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APCAS/18/7.3.b.4

Cost of Production Statistics for Plantation Crops (Mango) in Bangladesh

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APCAS/18/8.1

Issues and Challenges in Agriculture and Fisheries Statistics in Solomon Islands

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APCAS/18/8.2

Agriculture in Island Countries: Challenges and Way Forward

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APCAS/18/8.3

Pacific Sustainable Development Indicators

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APCAS/18/9.1.1

Data Collection System for Agricultural Statistics

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APCAS/18/9.1.2

USDA Census of Agriculture (CoA) Program Planning Cycle

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APCAS/18/9.1.3

Use of data collected from Agriculture module in Population Census in Fiji

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APCAS/18/9.1.4

Progress of the First Timor-Leste Agriculture Census (1° T L A C)

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APCAS/18/9.2.1

Master Sampling Frame for Agricultural Statistics

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APCAS/18/9.2.2

Master Sampling Frame 2016

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APCAS/18/9.2.3

Improvement of Indonesian Rice Statistics using Area Sample Frame approach

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APCAS/18/9.2.4

Experience sharing on administrative reporting system from Laos

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APCAS/18/9.3.1

Application of Remote Sensing Technology in China’s Third Agricultural Census

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APCAS/18/9.3.2

Use of Information Technology in the Census of Agriculture 2015 in Korea

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APCAS/18/9.3.3

Establishment of Database to promote utilization of Agricultural Census Data, examples from Japan Census 2015

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APCAS/18/9.3.4

Technology use in Agricultural Census, Thailand experience

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APCAS/18/10.1

Mongolia experience on generating livestock statistics

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APCAS/18/10.2

Making NWFPs visible: Disentangling definitions and refining methodologies

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APCAS/18/10.3

Overview of Forest Resource Assessment in Asia Pacific region

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APCAS/18/10.4

The socioeconomic component of the Bangladesh Forest Inventory

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APCAS/18/10.5

Innovations in Agriculture Environment and Climate Change statistics

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APCAS/18/10.6

Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics

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APCAS/18/10.7

Indonesia experience sharing on Fisheries Statistics 

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APCAS/18/11.1

Strengthening Agriculture Market Information System (AMIS) in Bangladesh Project

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APCAS/18/11.2

Establishment of Harmonized Market Information System and Estimation of Private Food Grains Stock

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APCAS/18/11.3

Price Statistics: Collecting producer prices: rational, challenges and proposed solutions

 

 

 

Contact

Mr Mukesh Srivastava
APCAS Secretary
Senior Statistician, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: + 66 2 697 4250
Fax: + 66 2 697 4445

Ms Sera Bose
APCAS Liaison Officer
Principal Statistician 

Economic Planning & Statistics Division
2nd Floor Robinson Complex, Suva, Fiji
Phone: +679-3237381

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