Regional workshop on FAO data collection, processing and dissemination system of food and agriculture statistics
28 March-1 April 2011, Novotel Siam Square, Bangkok
FAO’s work on the collection and dissemination of world-wide statistical information on food and agriculture represents a core element of the Organization’s mandate. In order to do this the Organization, in turn, depends on countries to provide this information in a timely manner. The cooperation of all countries is therefore extremely important to enhance the coverage and quality of our database and ensure that key indicators on food security and agricultural development are available to our users, which include governments, international organizations, businesses and general public.
The workshop will explain and discuss FAO data requirements of production, trade and Food Balance Sheet (FBS) data, and related international standards and methodologies. It is designed to help countries better understand these subjects and thus better accomplish the requirements of the FAO questionnaires. At the same time, the related knowledge of international standards and methodologies will also help to improve statistical practices in countries.
Monitoring and progress reporting
a) Technical support and guidance for FAOSTAT Questionnaire and related international standards and methodologies will be provided by FAO.
b) The FAOSTAT Questionnaires will be filled and compiled by the participating countries in line with the standard and requirements set by FAO.
c) The Workshop will be managed by the Recipient Organization.
d) The Recipient Organization will submit to the Senior Statistician, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, the progress and final reports, as well as itemized statements of expenditures and a final audited statement of accounts.
e) The progress report will be submitted one month prior to the beginning of the Workshop and the final report should be submitted one month after the completion of the Workshop. The final statement (certified as to its correctness by the responsible officer) specifying actual utilization of funds should be submitted one month after the completion of the Workshop.
f) The progress report is due one month prior to the workshop and the final report is due within one month following the completion of the workshop. The itemized statement of expenditures and audited statement of accounts is due within one month following the completion of the workshop.