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International Conference on Agricultural Statistics VI

23-25 October 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Sixth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS-VI), conducted under the auspices of the ISI Committee on Agricultural Statistics is hosted by the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

The conference will convene senior agricultural statisticians from all over the world, mainly representatives from national statistical offices and ministries of agriculture. The conference is open to all producers, suppliers, trainers and users of agricultural statistics, such as economists, statisticians, researchers, analysts and decision-makers from government entities, the academia, development partners and international organizations. It is as well open to the private sector, including the business community.

The Organizing Committee of ICAS-VI is chaired by the IBGE, while the Scientific Program Committee is co-chaired by the IBGE and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The theme of the conference is “Improving Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, and Rural Development. Linking statistics with decision making”.

Before the Conference, USDA will organize two-day training sessions for young statisticians from developing countries. More detailed information about the conference, including  list of sessions, can be found at the conference website.

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Analytical and Policy Needs (APN)

Dr Shankar Chatterjee (India), "Marketing of Agricultural Produce & Statistics Maintained by Self Help Groups (SHGs): A Case from India"

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Roberto Manolio Valladão Flores, Manoel Xavier Pedroza Filho (Brazil), "Fish consumption in Brazil: is the internal market able to accommodate the strong growth projected for Brazilian aquaculture?"

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Mariam ATJ Mapila (Malawi), "The Dynamics of Maize Price Formation in Malawi"

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Phiko Kavinya (Malawi), "Maize hectarage response to price and non-price incentives in Malawi"

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Sizoomu Mwamed (Uganda), "Demographic Projections,the Environment and Food Security in Uganda"

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Gabriel Demombynes, Mikael L. Clason Hook, Espen Beer Prydz (The World Bank), "Measurement of Household Food Insecurity Using High Frequency Data: Evidence from South Sudan"

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Ana Lúcia Kazan, Paula Marques Meyer (Brazil), "Rural settling in the state of São Paulo: The roles of the sugarcane advance and the remission of livestock production"

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Mantoa Mabele (Lesotho), "What are the links between population dynamics and climate change"

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Paulo Eterno Venâncio Assunção, Alcido Elenor Wander (Brazil), "Analysis of Cointegration in Brazilian Bean Markets"

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Relebohile Letele (Lesotho), "Economic analysis of adaptation options to climate change in Lesotho: A cost benefit analysis"

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Waltuir Batista Machado, Odilon José de Oliveira Neto (Brazil), "Food safety the reality of family farmers in the municipality of Itapuranga Goiás"

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Waltuir Batista Machado, Odilon José de Oliveira Neto (Brazil), "The effects of production diversification and non agricultural income for food stability of family farmers in the municipality of Itapuranga - Goiás"

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Adriana Ferreira Silva, Arlei Luiz Fachinello, Geraldo Sant’Ana de Carmargo Barros (Brazil), "Agribusiness GDP for Rio de Janeiro State"

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Nelissa Jamora, Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel (Germany), "What world price"

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Abdinardo Moreira Barreto de Oliveira, Júlia Góes Matos, Brenna Soraia Gomes de Souza (Brazil), "Management of market risk for vegetables: propositions, analyses and reflections on Juazeiro Market Producer, Bahia, Brazil"

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Paul Guthiga, Maurice Ogada, Joseph Karugia et al. (Kenya), "Measuring impacts of cross-border trade in food staples on household welfare in East Africa"

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Carlos Andrés Oñate, Haroldo José Torres da Silva, Roberto Arruda de Souza Lima (Brazil), "Calculation of price indices for the sugarcane sector in Brazil"

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Juliana B. Mendes, Arturo A. Z. Zavala, Carlos Eduardo Feuser et al. (Brazil), "The influence of rural credit in agricultural gross added value"

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Priscila Casari, Carlos Bacha (Brazil), "Segmentation of Brazilian labor market and manpower allocation between agricultural and non-agricultural sectors from 2004 to 2009"

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T.A. Dharmaratne (Sri Lanka), "Agricultural Market Information System in Sri Lanka: Costs, Transmission, Reliability, Volatility and Adequacy to the Policy Needs"

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Tanise Dias Freitas, Anelise Graciele Rambo (Brazil), "Index Living Conditions (ILC) Index Livelihoods (IMV): a methodological proposal to measure well-being in rural"

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Abiodun Osungade, Abimbola Babalola, Oludare Ariyo (Nigeria), "Mineralization of nitrogen from organic fertilizer in the green house production of tomato and it effect on soil microbial parameters"

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Habtamu A Terefe (Norway), "Rural household transitory food insecurity and Coping strategies in Ethiopia Highland"

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Marcelo Andrade, Julia Strauch (Brazil) "Synthetic indices for family producers in the Northeast of Brazil"

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Gemelli Lyra, Otávio Celidônio, Elisa Gomes et al. (Brazil) "Evolution of Brazilian agribusiness and its labor market"

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Otávio Celidonio, Daniel Ferreira, Fábio da Silva et al. (Brazil) "Beef Cattle Reference Price Methodology for Mato Grosso State - BR"

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Matieyendou Lamboni, Renate Koeble, Adrian Leip (Italy) "Prediction of Crop Land Shares for Environmental Impact Assessment over EU"

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Hazel Jean Malapit, Agnes R. Quisumbing, Ruth Meinzen-Dick (USA) "Understanding the Link between Nutritional Status and Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture: Evidence from Ghana"

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G. Bellini, M.A. Liguori, F. Lipizzi et al.(Italy) "Water use for irrigation purpose by agriculture holdings as bases for the production of statistical data at river basin district level"

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Washington Pereira Campos, Marina Aparecida da Silveira, Márcio Caliari et al. (Brazil) "Dichotomy between urban and rural areas: statistical data may not reveal the synergy between these two existing spaces"

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Josiane Souza de Paula, Cassiano Ricardo Dalberto, Liana Bohn (Brazil) "Determinants of Rural Poverty in Brazil: A Spatial Approach"

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Lucas Pinha, Marília Gomes, Viviani Lírio et al. (Brazil) "The Influence of the International Price on Brazilian Exports of Milk Powder"

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Franck Cachia (FAO) "Regional Food Price Inflation Transmission"

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Ylva Andrist Rangel, Jan Eriksson, Karin Fägerlind et al.(Sweden) "Coefficients for N and P content of cereals and temporary grasses for use in the Swedish nutrient balances"

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Rennaly Patricio Sousa, Kilmer Coelho Campos (Brazil) "Brazilian Livestock Markets: Price Analysis and Forecasts for Cattle and Poultry Productions"

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Daniel Ferreira, Otávio Celidonio, Fábio da Silva et al.(Brazil) "Short term outlook for cattle’s stock in Mato Grosso"

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Julliet Wanjiku, Ogada Maurice Guthiga Paul et al.(Kenya) "Status of intra-COMESA trade in food staples"

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Luz Josefina González Montoya (Colombia) "Inclusion of questions on environment in agricultural censuses"

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Alejandro Bernal, Elsa Hernández, Herbert Sánchez (Colombia) "Present and future of the Agricultural Sector`s Supplying and Price Information System in Colombia - SIPSA and the interaction with the Agricultural Statistical System: some stylized facts"

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Rosana Salles-Costa, Michael M. Reichenheim, Emanuele S. Marques et al. (Brazil) "Dimensional structure analysis of the Brazilian Scale of Food Insecurity"

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Dr Badri Singh Bhandari (India) "Agricultural Prices and Markets in India: Improving Market Efficiency for Price Discovery"

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Ana Paula Porfirio Da Silva, Marina Brasil Rocha (Brazil) "Use of data on people with disability in rural production units in Brazil: evaluation and improvement proposals "

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Institutional Development and Capacity Building (IDCB)

Nicolau Tadeu Arcaro, Ana Lúcia Kazan (Brazil), "Focus groups: A possible method to improve quantitative agricultural data"

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Shi,kai fen (China), "Research for County-scale estimation on yield of winter wheat based on Spatial Statistic Method"

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Simon Plešivcnik, Aleš Krajnc (Slovenia), "Use of administrative sources in agricultural statistics; what we gain and what we lose"

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Rajiv Mehta (FAO), "Understanding rural structures from diverse data sets"

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Maria do Carmo Ramos Fasiaben, Aryeverton de Oliveira, Alexandre Maia et al. (Brazil), "Typology of sugarcane production in Brazil: the use of multivariate statistics on municipal data"

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Vagner Azarias Martins, Carlos Roberto Ferreira Bueno, Denise Viani Caser et al. (Brazil), "Comparison of estimates of area in production of sugar cane in São Paulo"

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Humberto Silva Augusto, Maria Carolina de Morais, David Montero Dias (Brazil), "Forecasting Municipal Crops in Brazil – A Comparison of Alternatives Data Sources for Better Accuracy of Results"

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Urbano Abreu, Célia Grego, Maria Fasiaben et al. (Brazil), "Beef cattle stocking rate, a key to the conservation of the pastoral system in Brazilian biomes"

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Patrick Okello, Joseph Sserugga (Uganda), Ugo Pica-Ciamarra (FAO) et al., "Administrative Records for Official Statistics: Food for Thought on Uganda’s Livestock Data"

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Andrew Henderson, Nicole Lehmann (Australia), "Building a statistical program to support evidence-based policy and relationships within Government"

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Andrew Henderson, Sarah Pitchford (Australia), "ABS’ Rural Environment and Agriculture Statistical Collections into the Future"

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Carlos Alfredo Barreto Guedes, Octávio Costa de Oliveira (Brazil), "The importance of system GCEA to Brazilian agricultural statistics"

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Longin Nsiima (Tanzania), Florian M. Blum (UK), Ugo Pica-Ciamarra (FAO)et al., "Technical Conversion Factors for Agricultural Statistics: Stuck in Oblivion? The Case of Tanzania Livestock Statistics"

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Statistical Production Process (SPP)

David Makowski, Lucie Michel (France), "Use of Dynamic Linear Model for Predicting Crop Yield Trends in Foresight Studies on Food Security"

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Limakatso Matsoso, Machitja Raphoto, Nomzwakhe Sephoko (Lesotho), "Crop and Yield Forecasting in Lesotho"

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Elisa Gomes, Daniel Ferreira, Gemelli Lyra et al. (Brazil), "Agriculture occupation: a forecast model to Mato Grosso State"

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Carolina Bremm, Carlos Oliveira, Loana Cardoso et al. (Brazil), "Time Series Models for Production and Yield Forecasting in Summer Crops of Southern Brazil"

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Roberto Manolio Valladão Flores, Manoel Xavier Pedroza Filho (Brazil), "An analysis of effects of socio economic variables on fish production of small farmers in the state of Tocantins, Brazil"

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Chanchal Pramanik, Samantak Das, Mallikarjuna M G (India), "Computation of Agriculture: Decision Support e-Portal"

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Flavio Bolliger, Octávio Costa de Oliveira (Brazil), "PNAG: Brazilian project for an annual survey on agricultural activity "

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Andrea Lamas (USA), "Adjustment Methodologies for the Census of Agriculture"

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Denise Abreu, Wendy Barboza, Matt Deaton et. al (USA), "Using County Assessor’s Records to Improve Data Collection Efforts for the June Area Survey"

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