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Statistical Development Series

The Statistical Development Series (SDS) provides a comprehensive review of statistical methods and standards in agricultural statistics. These publications cover agricultural census methods and standards, sample survey methods for agricultural surveys, the world census of agriculture and the system of economic accounts for food and agriculture.

2000 World Census: Main Results and Metadata
FAO Statistical Development Series 12
2010
These reports serve as the basis for preparation of internationally comparable data and for methodological studies related to the conduct of an agricultural census. Statistics Division concurrently disseminates through its website the key data on structure of agriculture and related metadata obtained through the country census reports.

A system of integrated agricultural censuses and surveys 
FAO Statistical Development Series 11
2005
The World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010 (WCA 2010) is intended to assist countries in the conduct of their national census of agriculture. It provides guidance on the integrated system approach to agricultural censuses and surveys.

Report on the 1990 world census of agriculture
Statistical Development Series 9
1990
This publication provides, in an internationally comparible form, a summary of the data describing the main characteristics of agricultural structures, such as the number and area of holdings, land tenure, agricultural holders and land use.

Supplement to the report on the 1990 world census of agriculture
FAO Statistical Development Series 9a
This supplement to the Report on the 1990 WCA presents the census results collected from the reports issued by the countries that conducted censuses during the 1986-1995 decade and made them available to FAO after mid-1997.

A system of economic accounts for food and agriculture
FAO Statistical Development Series 8
1996
This revised handbook provides a broader framework to bring together various kinds of databases relating to food and agriculture in an integrated system. The concepts and accounting structure of the system are based on the revised System of National Accounts.

Conducting of Agricultural Censuses and Surveys
FAO Statistical Development Series 6
1995
This publication is a revised and updated edition of 'Taking Agricultural Censuses', 1978, FAO. It is complementary to the Programme for the World Census of Agriculture 2000 and provides much practical information on the steps involved in actually conducting an agricultural census.

Programme for the World Census of Agriculture 2000
FAO Statistical Development Series 5
The Programme for the World Census of Agriculture 2000 is intended to assist countries by providing definitions, concepts, standards and guidelines for censuses in the decade 1996-2005 in order to generate a data base of internationally comparable figures, such as number of farms by size, number of livestock by type [...]

 

Sampling methods for agricultural surveys
FAO Statistical Development Series 3

1989

This publication is intended to assist statisticians in their work in designing agricultural sample surveys. Emphasis is placed on the need to conceptualise data sources within a framework of a national information system which requires standardised concepts.

Programme for the 1990 World Census of Agriculture
FAO Statistical Development Series 2

1986

This publications provides information about teh 1990 World Census of Agriculture. It is aimed to assist countries in planning, developing and operating the statistical component of a national information system for food and agriculture.

Microcomputer-based data processing: 1990 World Census of Agriculture
FAO Statistical Development Series 2a

1987

This book provides guidance on processing the census of agriculture data in an effecient and cost-efficient way.

Supplement for Europe: Programme for the 1990 World Census of Agriculture
FAO Statistical Development Series 2b

1989

This suppliment provides specific recommendations for countries in the European region for carrying out agricultural censuses. It is part of the Programme for the 1990 World Census of Agriculture.

Supplement for Near East: Programme for the 1990 World Census of Agriculture
FAO Statistical Development Series 2c

1990

This suppliment provides specific recommendations for countries in the Near East for carrying out agricultural censuses. It is part of the Programme for the 1990 World Census of Agriculture.

Supplement for Asia and the Pacific: Programme for the 1990 World Census of Agriculture
FAO Statistical Development Series 2d

1990

This suppliment provides specific recommendations for countries in Asia and the Pacific for carrying out agricultural censuses. It is part of the Programme for the 1990 World Census of Agriculture.

Supplement for Africa: Programme for the 1990 World Census of Agriculture
FAO Statistical Development Series 2e

1991

This suppliment provides specific recommendations for countries in Africa for carrying out agricultural censuses. It is part of the Programme for the 1990 World Census of Agriculture.

Food and agricultural statistics in the context of a national information system
FAO Statistical Development Series 1

1986

This is the first issue of the FAO Statistical Development Series of manuals. It is aimed to assist countries in planning, developing and operating the statistical component of a national information system for food and agriculture.

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