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International Conference on Agricultural Statistics III

Defining and measuring sustainable agriculture indicators

2 - 4 November 2004, Mexico

Agricultural statistics are critical to all Nation's statistical systems. New paradigms are dramatically changing the focus of agricultural statistics. For example, the Mexico focus has changed from strictly food and agriculture to rural sustainable development. Technology advancements can also shape agricultural systems by better measuring variables that directly impact sustainable agriculture. For instance, satellite imagery is being used to more accurately assess land use variables such as planted areas.

With telecommunications and new technology, world market information can be determined instantly from anywhere in the world.

The two previous international conferences covered many important issues pertaining to the continuing evolution of agricultural statistics systems. In ICAS III, the main theme was defining and measuring sustainable agriculture indicators, with an emphasis on rural development. The conference covered economic sustainability indicators such as profits from agricultural products and environmental sustainability indicators such as use and protection of forests, water, and other natural resources.

Finally, conference topics addressed the development of social sustainability indicators such as the impacts of education, health, and cultural activities on rural households and their social welfare.

Topic 1: From Agriculture to Rural Development Indicators

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Presentation

New Challenges in Agricultural Statistics - Haluk Kasnakoglu  (FAO)

 

 

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Good Indicators are Hard to Find  -  Susan Offutt (USDA-ERS)

 

Day 1 (Nov 2) 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Data Requirements for Rural Development Indicators

 

 

1

Tracing Management Systems  (Alberto Zuloaga)

 

 

 

2

Socio-Economic Information in the Rural Sector (Javier Suárez)

 

 

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3

Conceptual Design of a Geospatial Information Solution for the Rural Sustainable Development in the County Level
(Margarita Parás)

     

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 (Nov 2) 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

 

 

It Makes a Difference: Household versus Farm as a Unit of Measurement

 

 

1

New Opportunities for Economic Assessment of Rural Households in China (Bryan Lohmar, Fred Gale, Linxiu Zhong)

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2

Measurement and Analysis of Rural Household Income in a Dualistic Economy:  The Case of South Africa 
(Johann Kirten and Walter Moldenhauers)

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3

Policy Analysis with Integrated Rural/Farm Household Data for the U.S. (Mitchell Morehart, James Johnson and Jeffrey Hopkins)

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Day 1 (Nov 2) 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Contributed Paper Session for Topic 1

 

 

1

Qualitative Approach to Measure the Public Understanding of Agricultural Practices and Technologies

   

 

 

2

Applying Statistical Methods in the Agricultural Research Work

   

 

 

3

Gender Concerns in Agricultural Census in Africa
(Diana Tempelman and Naman Keita)

 

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4

A Prediction Approach to Agricultural Land Use Estimation Using A High- Resolution Spatial Model of Land Use Dynamic(Ambrosio L., Marin C., Iglesias L.)

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5

The Social Property in Mexico (Jaime de la Llata)

 

 

 

Day 1 (Nov 2) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Labor Force in Rural Areas - Concept and Methodology

 

 

1

Measuring the Labor Force in Brazilian Rural Areas: Problems and Possibilities of IBGE's Statistics 
(Paulo de Brito Soares)

 

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2

Measurement of Rural Labour Force in Poland 
(Janusz Witkowski)

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3

Issues in Integrating Labour's Dual Roles of Input to Production and Social Resource (Berkeley Hill, Federico Perali, Cristina Salvioni)

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Day 1 (Nov 2) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Income and Employment of the Rural Household  

 

 

1

Survey on Household Income and Work Force in Rural China (Zhu Xiangdong)

 

 

2

Farms Multifunctionality, Households Incomes and Sustainable Rural Development (Marco Ballin, Andrea Manzini and Eduardo Pizzoli)

3

Information Needs for Policy Evaluation: The Example of Income Objectives of Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries (Catherine Moreddu)

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4

Key Issues for a Better Measurement of Income and Employment (Berkeley Hill)

 

 

 

Topic 2: International Standards and Methodology for Agriculture and Rural Statistics

 

Observations and Suggestions for Improving Agricultlural and Rural Statistics in Developing Countrys  -   Isodora P. David (Ret. ADB)

International Interests in Agricultural and Rural Statistics - Ron Bosecker (NASS)

 

Day 2 (Nov 3) 11:15 - 12:45 p.m. Room 1

 

 

Strategies for Developing a National System of Agriculture and Rural Statistics

 

 

1

Rural Sector Statistical Information System (RSSIS): Philippine Experience  (Romeo S. Recide)

2

Integrated Framework for the Development of Agricultural Statistics in Uganda (Magezi-Apuuli)

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3

National Strategies for the Development of Statistics and their Expected Impact on Agricultural and Rural Statistics
(Graham Eele)

 

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Day 2 (Nov 3) 11:15 - 12:45 p.m

 

 

New Development in Census Methodologies

 

 

1

Lessons Learned from the 2002 General Agricultural Census in Romania (Ilie Dumiteseu)

2

Agricultural Censuses in Latin America and the Caribbean: Some Lessons from Experience (Miguél Galmes)

3

Hanging in the Balance: Using Technology Without Losing Touch in the Canadian Census of Agriculture (Claire Bradshaw and Cathy Cromey)

 

4

The World Census of Agriculture 2010 Programme: a Modular Approach (Hiek Som and Jack Colwell)

 

 

 

Day 2 (Nov 3) 11:15 - 12:45 p.m

 

 

Contributed Paper Session for Topic 2

 

 

1

The Challenge of Sample Design During Civil War (Luka Biong Deng)

2

All Russia Agricultural Census 2006 (Konstantin Laykam and Alexandra Epikhina)

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3

Statistics New Zealand's Business Frame: Its Use and Problems Faced in Maintenance  (Andrew Hunter)

 

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4

A New Approach to Improving Sample Design for Crop Forecast and Post Harvest Estimates in Zambia  (John Kalumbi)

5

GPS Equipment for Agricultural Statistics Surveys: Lessons Learned from Fieldwork in Uganda (Magezi-Apuuli, E. Menyha, E.S.K. Muwanga-Zake and P. Schonin)

 

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Day 2 (Nov 3) 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 

 

The Innovative Use of Surveys and Censuses - Practical Solutions to Today's Challenges

 

 

1

Challenges to Agriculture Statistics in an Environment of Government Restraint (Allan Nicholls and Jim Williams)

2

Restructuring the System of Agricultural Statistics in Hungary (Eva Laczka)

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3

Improving Cost/Effectiveness and Relevance of Agricultural Censuses in Africa: Linking Population and Agricultural Censuses(Naman Keita)

 

 

 

Day 2 (Nov 3) 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

 

 

The Innovative Use of Surveys and Censuses - Applications in Frame Development and Sampling

 

 

1

New Approaches to Building Sampling Frames for Agricultural Surveys in Mexico (Rubén Castilla Casillas)

 

 

 

2

Statistical Methods and Data Analysis for a National Sample Census In Ecuador (Victor Hugo Buchelli and Barbara Rater)

 

 

3

On the Use of Auxiliary Variables in Agricultural Surveys Design (Roberto Bennedetti, Giuseppe Espa and Federica Piersimoni)

 

4

Improvements of Sample Design for Rural Statistical Surveys in China (Xian Zude and Michael Steiner)

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 (Nov 3) 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Room 3

 

 

Methodology and New Techniques for Statistical Systems

 

 

1

Metadata Driven Integrated Statistical Data Management System (Karlis Zeila)

2

PC-Axis Family Software - A Consortium for Dissemination of Statistics (Lars Nordback)

3

FAOSTAT2 Project: Revising the Conceptual Statistics Frameworks, Underlying Statistical Methodologies, Database System and Processes (Robert Mayo)

 

4

Utilization of Remotely Sensed Data and Geographical Information Systems for Agricultural Statistics in the United States and the European Union (George Hanuschak and Jacques Delincé)

 

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Topic 3: Rural Poverty and Hunger (MDG1)

 

Rural Poverty and Hunger    -   Kevin Cleaver (World Bank)

 

 

Expert Panel on Statistical Capacity Building  -   Fred Vogel (World Bank)

 

 

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Day 3 (Nov 4) 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Room 1

 

 

Measuring Rural Poverty and Hunger (MDG1)

 

1

Poverty Monitoring in Rural China  (Xian Zude)

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2

Income Poverty and Hunger in Asia: The Role of Information (Steven R. Tabor, Shilo Chatterjee and Brahm Prakash)

3

Integrating Rural Household Surveys (Fred Vogel)

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Day 3 (Nov 4) 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Room 2

 

 

Contributed Paper Session for Topic 3

 

 

1

Measurement of Food Deprivation (Jorge Mernies)

 

2

Rural Poverty in Peru (Ursula Sanchez Gamarra)

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 (Nov 4) 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Room 3

 

 

Contributed Paper Session - General

 

 

1

General Linear Models in Small Area Estimation: An Assessment in Agricultural Surveys (Carlo Russo, Massimo Sabbatini and Renato Salvatore)

 

2

Area Frames for Land Cover Estimation: Improving the European LUCAS Survey (Javier Gallego)

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3

Surface, Production and Yield Estimation National Program (PRONESPRE) (Rosario Peyrot and Rubén de la Sierra)

 

 

 

4

Using Small Area Models to Estimate the Total Area Occupied by Olive Trees (Militni, A.F., Ugarte, M.D. and Goicoa, T.)

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Topic 4: Environmental Sustainability, Food Safety, Animal Health, and Social Welfare

Day 3 (Nov 4) 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Room 1

 

 

Measuring Social Welfare and Environmental Sustainability

 

 

1

Education and Employment Perspectives for Mexican Rural Youth (Edwin Van Gameren and Silvia Urbina Hinojosa)

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2

Integrated Economic and Environmental Accounting for Agriculture (Etiene Verhaegen, Hilde Wustenberghs, Ludwig Lauwers and Eric Mathijs)

 

3

Towards the Integration of Statistical Information Systems to Monitor the Sustainable Use of Water Resources (Giorgio D'Amore)

 

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Day 3 (Nov 4) 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Room 2

 

 

Measuring Agriculture

 

 

1

Challenges of Adapting the Slovenian National Statistical System of Agriculture Concerning European and Other International Requirements (Barbara Kutin)

 

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2

Striving for Continuity and Comparability in Agricultural Statistics - A National Experience (Ole Osvald Moss)

3

List Frames, Area Frames and Administrative Data - Are They Complementary or In Competition?  (Elisabetta Carfagna)

 

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4

Market Information Services' Contribution to the Competitiveness of the Agricultural Sector (Segio Carrera)

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 (Nov 4) 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Room 3

 

 

Contributed Paper Session for Topic 4

 

 

1

An Analytical Study of the Perceptions, Prevention Strategies, Treatment and Economic Impact of Equine West Nile Virus (Robert Galvan, Antonio Rene, S. Bae and K.P. Singh)

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2

Animal Health, Food Safety and the Information Requirements - the Case of BSE in Canada (Michael Trant)

3

Agricultural and Environmental Indicators and Models (Rubén de la Sierra and Rosario Peyrot)

 

 

4

Sample Size Requirements for Stratified Random Sampling of Agricultural Run Off Pollutants in Pond Water with Cost Considerations Using a Bayesian Methodology (A.A. Bartolucci, S.J. Bae, B. Galván and K.P. Singh)

 

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Conference WRAP-UP   —   Fred Vogel (World Bank)

 

 

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