Food and Agriculture Statistics

Environment statistics - Methodology

Methodologies applied for imputation and quality control of environment statistics collected from questionnaires are constantly updated to follow FAO standards and best practices, as are the methodologies for the computation of analytical datasets (e.g. GHG emission estimates).

FAO develops new methodologies for processing, interpreting and applying geospatial and earth observations data for environmental statistics; and quality assessment of national data sources. It also develops methodological documents on the linkage of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (SEEA-AFF) for accounting and valuation of natural capital and ecosystem services.