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Title FAO/ECE/CES Study Group on Food and Agricultural Statistics in Europe (ABOLISHED)
Code ESS-704
Next Session

The FAO/ECE/CES Study Group on Food and Agricultural Statistics in Europe was abolished in 2015 (Council Resolution 1/153)

Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article VI.1


Established as a Study Group on Problems of Methodology and Definitions in Agricultural Statistics in Eastern and Western Countries, following the recommendations of the ECE Committee on Agricultural Problems at its Eleventh Session (1959) and the suggestion of the Conference of European Statisticians (CES) at its Seventh Session. The title was changed to that above by CES at its Twelfth Session (1964). The activities of the Group are carried out jointly by the Agricultural Division of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), the Secretariat of CES and the Statistics Division of FAO, with the latter providing the main technical Secretariat.

Rules of Procedure

General Rules of the Organization

Category Cat. 1

To review the state of food and agriculture statistics in Europe, to advise Member Nations on the development and standardization of agricultural statistical services, and to convene expert groups or other Subsidiary Bodies of national experts required for this purpose.


Member Nations of UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and of the FAO European Region.

Languages English, French and Russian
Document symbol CES/AC.61
Division Statistics Division (ESS)
Web site

Documents of the last session of the Study Group can be found on the UNECE website.

First Session May 1960
Pattern of sessions 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965 (twice), 1966, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005