Statistics working papers

Notes on an Information System on Damage and Losses from Disasters in Agriculture. A Strategic Programme 5 – resilience initiative
FAO statistical working paper series 16-11


FAO will launch an initiative for the development of an information system on damage and losses caused by disasters on the sector and its subsectors (crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry) as part of its commitment to enhancing the resilience of agriculture and rural livelihoods.

Decent work indicators for agriculture and rural areas: Conceptual issues, data collection challenges and possible areas for improvement
FAO statistical working paper series 15-10


This paper aims to achieve three main objectives. First, to assess the relevance of concepts and indicators of Decent Work (DW) for rural areas and employment in agriculture, especially in low-income countries, where coverage, data availability and reliability are particularly problematic. 

Social protection and food security indicators: An inquiry through data from 10 household budget surveys
FAO statistical working paper series 15-09


The aim of the paper is to provide empirical evidence on the association between social protection systems and food security conditions in selected developing countries, which will serve as a basis for building a global data set for monitoring and harmonizing indicators on these two thematic areas. 

Estimating food consumption patterns by reconciling food balance sheets and household budget surveys
FAO statistical working paper series 14-08


This paper presents a method to improve the information on food consumption patterns of FBS by using national household budget surveys (HBS).

Now-casting regional consumer food inflation
FAO statistical working paper series 14-07


This paper presents the methodological framework used by FAO’s Statistics Division to now-cast consumer food inflation at regional level. Hybrid ARIMA-GARCH models are estimated for each region, with additional explanatory variables constructed from a large and high-frequency dataset.

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