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CountrySTAT inception mission to Azerbaijan

07/04/2017

A inception mission, to identify the information system, data and training requirements to be addressed by the new CountrySTAT, has been organized in Azerbaijan by FAO with the support of the Representation.

The first objective of the mission has been to analyze the information tools and training needs of National Agencies with CountrySTAT and their close partners. The acquisition of these requirements is essential to define priority areas, develop an action plan and agree on the modalities of implementation. The requirements of CountrySTAT partners have therefore been collected with the objective of identifying data and information gaps, weaknesses in data collection / analysis / dissemination, data sharing inefficiencies, training needs and main issues to be addressed.

The mission met and discussed with individuals from the State Statistics Committee and from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Meetings were constructive and gave the bases for initial discussion and arrangement for future organization of the CountrySTAT platform.