A partnership effort to strengthen agricultural statistics
Rome, 3-5 December 2012 - The weakness in data and information systems related to food and agriculture in many countries is considered a key constraint for designing short term interventions and longer term policies at country and global levels. To address this problem, a Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics has been developed by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and endorsed in February 2010 by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC).
Who can afford to eat?
Rising prices for rice, wheat and other staples, according to UN
estimates, threaten millions of people in developing countries. Farmers
and consumers in Africa are especially at risk of poverty and hunger
from price fluctuations, says the report. (Interview in German)
Credit: Von Tilmann Kleinjung, ARD-Hörfunkstudio Rom
World statistics on pesticides
Dominic Ballayan, statistician with the FAO statistics division, talks about the importance of pesticides, how data is collected and their environmental impact.
CountrySTAT Burkina Faso - interview with Moussa Kabore