FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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

06/11/2017-10/11/2017 Nadi, Fiji


 FAO, in collaboration with the FAO Sub-regional Office for the Pacific Islands (FAOSAP) organized the above meeting for FAO member countries in the Pacific region. The meeting was part of a series of regional meetings to present the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 to the FAO member countries in different parts of the world.


The Workshop focused on new features and innovations included in the new World Programme for Census of Agriculture 2020 (WCA 2020). Additionally, the meeting aimed to disseminate among the selected member countries of FAO the new WCA 2020, which will cover the period 2016-2025. The Workshop 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 were 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 11 countries participated in the meeting, including American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.



Jairo Castano
Senior Statistician
Agricultural Censuses and Surveys 
FAO Statistics Division (ESS)
Phone: +39 06 570-55166
Fax: +39 06 570-55615

Rasmiyya Aliyeva
FAO Sub-Regional Office forthe Pacific Islands
Phone: +685 20710/22127


Information note
List of participants

Technical presentations

TS6 - Overview of the New Features of the WCA 2020

TS7 - Roundtable on countries census plans, approaches and methodologies

TS8 - Main steps in developing and implementing the census of agriculture

TS9a - Methodological considerations for the census design

TS9b - Linking Population and Housing Censuses with Agricultural Censuses

TS9c - Agricultural Integrated Survey (AGRIS): Rationale and Methodology

TS10 - Theme 1: Identification and general characteristics

TS11 - Theme 2 & 3: Land and Irrigation

TS12 - Theme 4: Crops

TS13 - Theme 5: Livestock

TS14 - Theme 9: Work on holding

TS15 - Theme 12 & 14: Aquaculture and Fisheries

TS16 - Community-Level Data

TS17a -Operational Issues: Census tabulation, archiving and dissemination

TS17b -Operational issues: Use of Technology for field data capture and compilation


Country presentations

TS10 - Tonga National Agricultural Census 2015

TS11&15 - Samoa Agricultural Census 2009-Land and Irrigation

TS12&13 - Fiji agricultural census 2009-General overview and proposed 2019 items

TS14 - Vanuatu - Mini census of population and housing

TS15 - Niue Agricultural Census: Theme 12 and 14-Aquaculture and Fisheries

TS17 - Cook Island Agricultural Census 2011

TS18 - Palau Census of Population 2015, Housing and Agriculture

TS18 - Solomon Islands Agricultural Census 2017

TS18 - Kiribati Use of Population and Housing Census as a source of agricultural data