Food and Agriculture Statistics

Piloting SEEA Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Uruguay


Exploring Synergies with the World Bank WAVES Programme 

20–24 February 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay

FAO experts joined forces with a World Bank team to provide training on national accounts and joint environmental-economic analysis to national experts in Uruguay. The context was a five day workshop on Green Growth, which offered the opportunity to share experiences, challenges and opportunities through working meetings on nutrient modeling, environment accounting, policy instruments for environment management, and Natural Capital Accounting.

FAO provided support to the Green Growth Workshop, focusing in particular on the organization and conduction of a one-day training on the System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (SEEA AFF) and its links with the Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystems Services (WAVES). Over 40 national participants from Ministries of Agriculture, Environment, Economy and the Central Bank were introduced to the concepts of natural capital accounting and discussed national needs towards improved production of statistics and analyses in support of evidence based decision making.