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Regional Roundtable on the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 (WCA 2020)

18-22 September 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

FAO, with the assistance of the FAO Representative in Kenya, is organizing the above meeting for FAO member countries in Anglophone African region. The meeting is part of a series of regional meetings planned to present the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 to the FAO member countries in different parts of the world.


The Roundtable will focus on new features and innovations included in the new World Programme for Census of Agriculture 2020 (WCA 2020). Additionally, the meeting aims to disseminate among the selected member countries of FAO the new WCA 2020 which will cover the period 2016-2025. The Roundtable is part of FAO statistics division capacity development activities to strengthen the knowledge and skills of national staff in member countries in charge of planning and conducting agricultural censuses.


The participants of the meeting are the professional statisticians and census leaders who are likely to play a role in the planning and execution of next agricultural census in their respective countries. A total of 24 countries have been invited to the meeting, including Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra-Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.