Estadísticas alimentarias y agrícolas

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics - 29


22 – 25 November 2021, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

In accordance with Article VI-1 of the FAO Constitution, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) organized the twenty-ninth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS29), as a virtual meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 22-25 November 2021 at the kind invitation of Mongolia.

Purpose of the meeting

The Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS) is a statutory body of FAO. APCAS brings together senior statistics officials from FAO member countries of the Asia and Pacific region, who are responsible for the development of agricultural statistics in their respective countries. They review the developments in their agricultural statistics systems since the last session and exchange ideas with experts from FAO and other organizations on the state of food and agricultural statistics in the region. FAO uses this occasion to inform the member countries about its activities during the preceding biennium, particularly in Asia and the Pacific region. The prominent themes on the Agenda of this session are: FAO activities in the Asia and the Pacific region, the impact of COVID-19 and adaptations of statistical operations, the challenges and methodological development for collecting SDG indicators in Asia and Pacific, 50x2030 initiative and statistical innovation in agricultural statistics, use of earth observation data for producing agricultural statistics, and enhancing fishery, aquaculture and forestry data.

Membership of the Commission

As per the Statute of the Commission, the membership of the Commission is open to all Member Nations of FAO and Associate Members whose territories are situated wholly or partly in the Asia and the Pacific Region or who are responsible for the international relations of any non-self-governing territories in the Region. As of November 2021, 31 countries are members of APCAS, namely Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, and Viet Nam. FAO member nations interested in becoming a member of the Commission are welcome to contact the APCAS-Secretary for guidance in this regard.


Apart from delegates nominated by the member countries, FAO partner institutions are also invited as observers with a right to speak. FAO technical experts from Regional Office and headquarters take part in the deliberations.


  • Ms Sangita Dubey. APCAS Secretary and Regional Statistician. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Bangkok, Thailand. Phone: + 66 2 697 4250. E-mail: [email protected]
  • Ms Khulan Batkhuyag. Principal Advisor. National Statistics Office of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Phone: +976 8888 7399. E-Mail: [email protected]


Information and Meeting documents

APCAS/21/INF1            List of Documents

APCAS/21/INF2            Information Note

APCAS/21/INF3            List of Participants

APCAS/21/INF4            Statute of the Commission

APCAS/21/INF5            Report of the twenty-ninth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on agricultural statistics

APCAS/21/INF6            Provisional Agenda

APCAS/21/INF7            Provisional Timetable




Implementation of the Recommendations of the 28th APCAS Session


Response rates to FAO questionnaires


Progress of the RAP region in reporting the SDG indicators under FAO custodianship


Impact of COVID-19 on agricultural censuses in Asia Pacific


Methodological adaptations and strategies for remote collection of FIES


Measuring progress toward SDG targets


Accelerating FAO support on SDG monitoring (Regional Roadmap and Toolkit)


Guidelines on data disaggregation for SDG indicators using survey data


Monitoring SDG target 2.1 in the Pacific region - filling the data gap


Computation of farm-based SDG indicators: Indonesia’s experience in conducting Agricultural Integrated Surveys


Implementation of the 50x2030 Initiative in Asia Pacific


DataLab@FAO: a new approach to fill data gaps


Implementation of AGRIS in Cambodia


Using earth observation for producing agricultural statistics


Using earth observation data for producing environmental statistics


Earth observation derived crop mapping to help produce agriculture statistics


Land cover mapping through remote sensing and machine learning for Indonesian Census of Agriculture 2023


Methodology to estimate crop yield data using remote sensing techniques in agricultural statistics


Enhancing fishery and aquaculture statistics: international perspective


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