Statistics
 

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics - 23

26 - 30 April 2010, Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Purpose of the meeting
The 23rd Session of the Commission was organized to: (i) assess the current status of food and agricultural statistics in member countries; (ii) inform the member countries about the FAO activities in food and agricultural statistics during the preceding biennium, particularly in Asia and the Pacific; and (iii) discuss new developments in agricultural statistics.

Attendance
The Session was attended by a total of 71 participants, including 60 delegates from 16 member countries, viz., Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA and Viet Nam. Eight representatives from FAO and three observers from Timor Leste, ESCAP and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) also participated in the Session.

His Excellency Mr Chan Sarun, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Royal Government of Cambodia gave the inaugural address to the Commission. Mr Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP), delivered the opening address.

Results
Thirty-three technical documents, including an update on recent developments in agricultural statistics in the countries of the region, were discussed. In addition, a roundtable discussion was held on statistical capacity building.

The Session’s Agenda included topics on:
1. A review of FAO’s Activities in Food and Agriculture Statistics, particularly  in Asia and the Pacific since the last Session of the Commission
2. State of Food and Agricultural Statistics in Countries of the Region
3. Global Strategy for the Improvement of Agricultural and Rural Statistics
4. An update on the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010
5. Gender Statistics
6. Statistics and Small Holders
7. Socio-economic Statistics and CountrySTAT
8. Agricultural Statistics Relating to the Environment

Documents and country reports

APCAS-10-35

  Global strategy

APCAS-10-34

  An overview of the Global Forest Resources Assessment - FRA

APCAS-10-32

  Agri-environment statistics and indicators

APCAS-10-31

  CountrySTAT in the Asia and Pacific Region

APCAS-10-30

  The Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey

APCAS-10-29

  Collecting and Compiling Food and Agricultural Prices

APCAS-10-28

  Characteristics of small-famers

APCAS-10-27

  Collection and dissemination of data for the benefit of small farmers

APCAS-10-26

  Gender profile in agricultural households in Cambodia 2008

APCAS-10-25

  Developing a gender and agricultural statistics framework

APCAS-10-24

  Agricultural census in Myanmar

APCAS-10-23

  Agricultral census India

APCAS-10-22

  Geo-coding and spatial display of data

APCAS-10-21

  The use of remote sensing for area estimation

APCAS-10-20

  The use of area frames for agricultural census

APCAS-10-19

  Overview of the implementation of the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture

APCAS-10-18

  Trade Statistics and Capacity building in the Pacific

APCAS-10-17

  Human resource development - AFSIS

APCAS-10-16

  ESCAP's role in statistics development in Asia and the Pacific

APCAS-10-15

  Approaches and programmes for statistical capacity building - FAO

APCAS-10-14

  Fisheries and Global Strategy

APCAS-10-13

  Integration of agriculture into the National Strategy for Development of statistics

APCAS-10-12

  Implementation plan of the global strategy to improve agricultural statistics

APCAS-10-10

  Evaluation of countries’ responses to questionnaires on fisheries and aquaculture

APCAS-10-9

  Evaluation of the countries’ responses to FAO data questionnaires

APCAS-10-8

  Report on the situation based on responses to Country Reports (Nicholls)

APCAS-10-7

  New developments in the FAO Statistics Division

APCAS-10-6

  Roundtable Meeting on Programme for the 2010 Round of Censuses of Agriculture

APCAS-10-5

  ADB/FAO workshop on Agricultural statistics and agriculture census

APCAS-10-4

  Expert consultation on statistics in support of policies to empower small farmers

Contact

Mr Jairo Castano
Senior Statistician 
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific  
39 Phra Athit Road
Bangkok 10400 Thailand  
www.faorap-apcas.org

Ms Meas Sotheavy
APCAS Liaison Officer
Department of Planning and Statistics
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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