Statistical Methods

FAO is recognized as having a fundamental role in providing data for global monitoring, developing methods and standards for food and agriculture statistics and providing technical assistance services to strengthen the agriculture statistical systems of member countries. The Statistics Division (ESS) works at the forefront of these activities supporting countries to reduce hunger and poverty by making informed decisions through access to the best possible data.

Areas of Work

FAO Statistics Division provides a comprehensive series of manual and guidelines for a wide range of themes.

Statistical Working System

Statistical Working System is a corporate platform used in FAO for the processing and storage of statistical datasets, providing the framework needed to use the same methods, standards, classifications and approaches within statistical processes. ESS, through the work of the Methodological team, assists other technical units incorporate their statistical processes within the system.