The meeting is part of a series of meetings planned to present the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010 to the FAO member countries in different regions.
The meeting aims to disseminate among the selected member countries of FAO from Central Asia and Europe region the new World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010 which will cover the period 2006-2015. The roundtable is organized with the objective of helping the participants gain a deeper understanding of the new strategy of adopting a modular approach to data collection being advocated by FAO through this new Programme. Plans of the countries for implementing the next round of agricultural census and surveys will also be reviewed. The participants will also have an opportunity to raise technical issues of specific relevance to the region.
The participants of the meeting are the professional statisticians and census leaders who are likely to play a role in the planning and execution of next agricultural census in their respective countries. A total of 23 countries have been invited to the meeting. The invited countries include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the United States of America.
The World Programme for the Census of Agriculture (WCA 2010), which is the main source document of the meeting, can be viewed here:
A system of integrated agricultural censuses and surveys - Volume 1