Statistics
 

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics - 24

8 - 12 October 2012, Da Lat, Viet Nam

The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) organized the twenty - forth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS 24), in Da Lat, Viet Nam from 8 to 12 October 2012 at the kind invitation of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

Purpose of the meeting
The 24th 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 65 participants, including 48 delegates from 21 member countries, viz.  Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States of America and Viet Nam.  Thirteen staff from FAO and four observers from IRRI, SEAFDEC, and UNESCAP also participated in the Sessions.

Results
Thirty-one technical documents, including an update on recent developments in agricultural statistics in the countries of the region, were discussed. In addition, a number of discussions were held on (1) country assessment methodology for assessing statistics capacity in agricultural and rural statistics, (2) regional action plan of the global strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics, and (3) priority areas for discussion in the next round of World Programme for the Census of Agriculture (WCA). The Session included:

• A review of FAO’s activities in food and agriculture statistics, particularly in Asia and the Pacific since the last Session of the Commission;
• State of food and agricultural statistics in countries of the region;
• Implementation of Global Strategy to improve of agricultural and rural statistics in the region;
• Progress and vision on World Programme for the Census of Agriculture (WCA);
• Methodological developments in food security statistics;
• Data collection methods and ICT in the Region; and,
• Recent advances in economic, social, and environmental statistics on the agricultural sector.

Documents and country reports

APCAS-12-3

Overview of FAO's Activities in Asia and the Pacific Region

APCAS-12-4 

CountrySTAT framework in the Economic Cooperation Organization countries

APCAS-12-5

 Overview of the AMIS and projects relevant for countries in Asia and Pacific Region

APCAS-12-7

 Report on Initial Country Assessment

APCAS-12-8

 Evaluation of countries responses to FAO questionnaires

APCAS-12-10

Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics 2013-2017

APCAS-12-11

Lao PDR – Agriculture Census September 2012

APCAS-12-12

Nepal – Agriculture Census

APCAS-12-13

United States- Agriculture Census and Surveys

APCAS-12-14

Rural, agricultural and fishery, Census in Vietnam

APCAS-12-15

Introduction to FAO/UNFPA technical guidelines for linking population and agricultural censuses

APCAS-12-16

Lessons learned from the implementation of the WCA 2010 and issues for WCA 2020

APCAS-12-17

New Framework to compile FAO's FBS

APCAS-12-19

Food Insecurity Assessment at national and sub-national levels in Thailand

APCAS-12-21

Estimation of planted area using the dot sampling method

APCAS-12-22

Data collection systems using smartphones and automated email services

APCAS-12-23

Use of ICT for statistical reporting in Viet Nam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

APCAS-12-24

The evolution of agricultural statistics in Australia

APCAS-12-25

Environment Statistics: new database on GHG emissions from agriculture and agri-environmental indicators

APCAS-12-26

Statistics on Private and Public investment in agriculture: government expenditure, capital stocks and other FAOSTAT datasets

APCAS-12-INF4

Towards a System of Environmental Economics

APCAS-12-INF5

International Classifications of Agricultural Commodities: Report on FAO Activities

APCAS-12-INF6

SOFI 2012  - Summary

APCAS-12-INF7

Capacity Development in Food Security

APCAS-12-INF8

Food security and nutritional statistics at national level

Related presentations

APCAS-12-3 

Overview of FAO's Activities in Asia and the Pacific Region

APCAS-12-4

CountrySTAT framework in the Economic Cooperation Organization countries

APCAS-12-5

Introduction to FAO/UNFPA technical guidelines for linking population and agricultural censuses

APCAS-12-6a

Greenhouse gas emissions statistics report

APCAS-12-6b

Report on the Expert Group Meeting on Cost of Production Statistics

APCAS-12-7

Report on Initial Country Assessment

APCAS-12-7a

Assessment of Country Capacity to produce Agriculture Statistics

APCAS-12-7b

Overview of the future FAO web portal on country capacity in agricultural and rural statistics

APCAS-12-8

Review of data availability and quality in the countries of the region

APCAS-12-9

Progress in implementation of the Global Strategy

APCAS-12-10a

Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics 2013-2017

APCAS-12-10b

Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics 2013-2017-Training component

APCAS-12-10c

Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (RAP)

APCAS-12-10d

Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics 2013-2017-Research component

APCAS-12-11

Lao PDR – Agriculture Census September 2012

APCAS-12-12

Nepal – Agriculture Census

APCAS-12-13

United States- Agriculture Census and Surveys

APCAS-12-14

Rural, agricultural and fishery, Census in Vietnam

APCAS-12-15

Linking population and housing censuses with agricultural censuses

APCAS-12-16

Lessons learned from the implementation of the WCA 2010 and issues for WCA 2020

APCAS-12-16a

Vision for WCA 2020

APCAS-12-17

New Framework to compile FAO's FBS

APCAS-12-18

Advances in hunger measurement

APCAS-12-19  

Food Insecurity Assessment at national and sub-national levels in Thailand

APCAS-12-20

Rice production VietNam

APCAS-12-21  

Estimation of planted area using the dot sampling method

APCAS-12-22

Data collection systems using smartphones and automated email services

APCAS-12-23

Use of ICT for statistical reporting in Viet Nam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)

APCAS-12-24

The evolution of agricultural statistics in Australia

APCAS-12-25

New database on GHG emissions and agri-environmental indicator

APCAS-12-26

The FAO Investment Dataset:Statistics on Private and Public Resourcse Flows

APCAS-12-27

A gender analysis of Food Security Statistics-Indonesia

APCAS-12-28

Fishery and aquaculture - its significance in the region

APCAS-12-30

Census of Agriculture 2013 in Indonesia

APCAS-12-31

Census of Agriculture in India

APCAS-12-INF5

International classifications of agricultural commodities

Contact

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