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Technical review meeting on World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010

9 - 10 March 2005, FAO headquarters, Rome

Objective
The meeting was organised with the objective of gathering expert opinion on the new approach for the World Programme for the 2010 Round of Agricultural Censuses (WCA2010).

The major changes to the Programme were discussed and conclusions drawn. Discussion items included: the need for increased coordination between the population and agricultural censuses; ways of measuring the contribution of women in agriculture; use of standard international classifications; measurement of household food security; monitoring of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the collection of Community Level data.

Technical issues connected with extending the scope of agricultural census to cover aquaculture were deliberated in the meeting. Topics for a possible set of thematic surveys which should be carried out as a follow-up to agricultural census were also deliberated upon in the meeting. The conclusions and recommendations of the meeting will provide a critical input to the finalization of the new Programme and provide guidance on further methodological development work to be undertaken.

Participants
International experts and representatives from international organizations. Technical experts from FAO headquarters and its regional offices.