Post-Soviet countries study gender statistics in agriculture

Countries from Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia participated last week in a Regional Workshop on Gender Statistics for the Agricultural and Rural Sector.


The workshop, organized by FAO's Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU) and the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was held on 22-23 June 2016 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It brought together representatives of national statistical services and ministries of agriculture from the twelve participating countries, and focused on exchanging knowledge, information and good practices in the production and use of gender statistics, particuarly in agriculture and rural areas.

“We expect that the seminar will generate ideas and recommendations to help build capacities in statistics that are sensitive to the needs of the most disadvantaged groups of population,” said FAO gender expert Dono Abdurazakova. “As available data demonstrate, these groups often reside in rural areas or are engaged in agricultural sector.”

The results of an FAO study, carried out under a project financed by the Government of Turkey, were also presented. The project, entitled “Strengthening national capacities for production and analysis of sex-disaggregated data through the implementation of the FAO Gender and Agriculture Framework (GASF),” concluded last month with a workshop in Istanbul, attended by delegations from the three beneficiary countries (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkey).

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