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International Conference on Agricultural Statistics I

Agricultural statistics 2000

18 - 20 March 1998, Washington D.C.

The first international conference on agricultural statistics was sponsored by the International Statistics Institute in Washington D.c.

Agricultural statistics 2000 brought statisticians together from 50 countries to discuss the future needs for agricultural statistics and the requirements for statistical and technological development to meet those needs.

Documents and submitted papers

Introduction (title, dedication, preface, table of contents)  

Agricultural Statistics 2000:  Opening Remarks

Fred Vogel, Program Chair, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA
Marcel P.R. Van den Broecke, Director, International Statistical Institute
Donald M. Bay, Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA

 

Agricultural Statistics Requirements and Uses

Agricultural Statistics for Public Policy Issues
Keith Collins, United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Statistics for Private Sector and Global Marketing
Daniel G. Amstutz, North American Export Grain Association

Agricultural Statistics for Environmental Monitoring and Policy
Kevin Parris, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Agricultural Statistics for Rural Development
Ray D. Bollman, Statistics Canada

International Standards and Definitions for Agricultural Statistics and Requirements for World Census of Agriculture
L. Odell Larson & Pratap Narain, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Discussion
Michael Ward, The World Bank

 

Sources of Agricultural Statistics - Part 1

Experience with Annual Censuses of Agriculture
Glen Sward, Geoff Heffernan & Alan Mackay, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Experiences with Census of Agriculture in Africa
Ben Kiregyera, FAO Consultant, Ministry of Agriculture, Tanzania

Agricultural Census and Improvement of Rural Statistics in China
Zhu Xiangdong, State Statistical Bureau, People's Republic of China

Sampling Strategy for Agricultural Censuses and Surveys in Developing Countries
~ Isidoro P. David, Asian Development Bank

Integration of Administrative Data with Survey and Census Data
Michael Trant & Patricia Whitridge, Statistics Canada

Discussion
Bal B.P.S. Goel, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute

 

Sources of Agricultural Statistics - Part 2

Crop Cutting vs. Farmer Reports - Review of Swedish Findings
Lars Hagblad, Statistics Sweden

Agrometeorological Crop Yield Forecasting Methods
René Gommes, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Statistics Canada's Near Real-Time Crop Condition Assessment Program. Utilizing NOAA AVHRR Data - Remote Sensing, GIS and the Internet
Gordon C. Reichert, Paul R. Nixon & Richard N. Dobbins, Statistics Canada

Data Collection for Environmental Monitoring of the Agriculture Industry
Sarah Coleman, Nicholas Stathis, Geoff Heffernan & Alan Mackay, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Surveys for Farm Structure, Agricultural Accounts and Total Income of Agricultural Households
Berkeley Hill, Wye College, University of London, UK

Discussion
Ulf Jorner, Statistics Sweden

 

Advancements in Survey Methodology and Analysis

The National Resources Inventory and its Role in U.S. Agriculture
J. Jeffery Goebel, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Land Cover and Land Use Classification using TER-UTI 
Christian Gay & Jean-Claude Porchier, Service Central des Enquêtes et Études Statistiques, France

Utilization of Document Imaging Technology by the 1996 Canadian Census of Agriculture
Mel Jones & Ivan Green, Statistics Canada

New Methods of Editing and Imputation
Svein Nordbotten, University of Bergen, Norway

Partial Overlap Samples and Combining Information
Wayne A. Fuller, Iowa State University, USA

Small Area Estimation in India - Crop Yield and Acreage Statistics
B.D. Tikkiwal, Institute of Developmental Research and Statistics, India
& G.C. Tikkiwal, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, India

Discussion
Francisco Javier Gallego, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

 

Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems for Agricultural Statistics

New Elements for Harmonized Approaches on Land Cover/Land Use Information Systems
Jean Meyer-Roux & A. Annoni, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission,
C. Vidal & D.W. Heath, Statistical Office of the European Communities,  & C. Duhamel, CESD-Communautaire

Area Frame Sample Designs:  A Comparison with the MARS Project 
Elisabetta Carfagna, University of Bologna, Italy

Remote Sensing in Mexico
Juan Manuel Galarza & Guillermo Arita, Centro de Estadística Agropecuaria, Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería y Desarrollo Rural, México

Crop Monitoring in Morocco Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems: From a Management Perspective
Seghir Bouzaffour, Ministry of Agriculture, Morocco & George Hanuschak, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA

GIS Use in the Framework of a National Statistical Office: Establishment of Land Use Statistics and Geocoding of National Censuses
Rainer Humbel, Swiss Federal Statistical Office

Discussion
George Hanuschak, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA

 

Future Perspectives for Agricultural Statistics

Issues and Concerns for Developed Countries
Andreas Lindner, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Issues and Concerns for Emerging Market Countries
Irena Orenik, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia

Issues and Concerns for Developing Countries
Ladislav Kabat, L. Naiken, A. David Marshall & Pratap Narain, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Technological Trends in Statistics: the Dutch Perspective
Wouter J. Keller, Statistics Netherlands & Marcel P.R. Van den Broecke, International Statistical Institiute

Trends Affecting Agricultural Statisticians
Rich Allen, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA

Discussion
Kelley White, Economic Research Service, USDA

Agricultural Statistics 2000:  Closing Remarks
Fred Vogel, Program Chair, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA

 

Contributed Papers

Spatial Sampling Strategies
Luis Ambrosio Flores & Luis Iglesias Martínez, U.P.M. Madrid, Spain & Robert P. Haining, University of Sheffield, England

Eurostat's Input and Candidate Countries: Agricultural Statistics
Giuseppe Calo, Statistical Office of the European Communities

Issues on a Food Consumption Survey in Korea
Ji-Hyeon Choi, Korea Rural Economic Institute

How GIS Technology Can Answer Information Needs on Agricultural New Open Markets
Marie-Christine Delucq & Damien Lepoutre, GEOSYS, Ramonville, France

Inequality in Israeli Agriculture
Elana Dror & Haim Regev, Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel

Linux: International UNIX and Freeware for Statisticians
Charles M. Fleming & Jameson Burt, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA

Maize Yield Forecast Based on Cob Size
Bal B.P.S. Goel, Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute

Sampling Design for a Farm Household Economy Survey in Korea
Jongwoo Jeon, Seoul National University & Kyu Seong Kim, University of Seoul, Republic of Korea

The Argentine National Census of Agriculture of 1998
Delia Keller, Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, Argentina

Experiences with Census of Agriculture in Korea
Dong-Keun Kim, Agricultural Statistics & Information Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry, Korea

A New Estimating Method for Normal Yield of Rice
Fumio Nakayama & Koji Kitamura, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Japan

Making Objective Crop Forecasts
G.S. Ram, Ministry of Agriculture, India

Unbiased Estimation of Production Total Using Specific Sampling Designs
M. Ruiz Espejo, UNED, Madrid, Spain, & Housila P. Singh & Rajesh Singh, Vikram University, India

Estimation of Per-Farm Indexes for Each Product Sector from a Farm Management Survey
Shomei Tsukibayashi, Aichi University, Japan

The Evolution of the Official Australian Agricultural Statistics Collection System
Edward Whybrow, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Australia

Market Information Service for Fresh Food in Japan
Masao Yoshida, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan