FAPDA collects information in different modalities on food and agriculture policy decisions, depending on the needs and capacities at regional and national level:
- Web-based monitoring uses governments’ official websites and online sources (particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia);
- National consultants collect information through purposely designed questionnaires (especially in Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa);
- National focal points are nominated by governments in relevant ministries, or based in national policy institutes.*
* This last method is used in those countries where the policy monitoring function is endorsed by national authorities who support the establishment of the policy monitoring system at country level.