Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics


Following an in-depth needs analysis through bilateral consultations organized between FAO and Angola’s counterparts responsible for producing and using agricultural statistics, and based on the information collected through a questionnaire prepared by FAO and completed by the national agricultural statistical team, the following activities, planned for the period 2021-2024, are implemented in Angola with the aim to fill gaps in different levels of technical expertise and capacities.

  • SPARS: Technical support in updating the country SPARS;
  • Scholarship Programme: Participation in the scholarship programme;
  • Basic training: Basic training in agricultural statistics;
  • AGPROD: Support in preparing survey tools for agricultural production surveys;
  • Master Sampling Frame (MSF): Technical assistance in developing, using and maintaining a cost-effective Master Sampling Frame (MSF) to implement an integrated system of agricultural surveys;
  • TOOLS: Support in improving the technical knowledge of statistical software for data analysis and dissemination;
  • Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI): Training and support to the country in developing, implementing, and maintaining CAPI-based surveys to improve data quality and cost-efficiency of agricultural surveys.
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In a significant effort to enhance the availability and quality of agricultural and rural statistics, the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) successfully conducted a critical training workshop in Luanda, Angola, from February 19 to 28, 2024. 


In a significant step towards enhancing agricultural and rural statistics, a training workshop focusing on data processing and analysis was recently concluded in Luanda. Organized from November 6 to 10, 2023, under the Global Strategy for the Improvement of Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARSII), the event marked a pivotal moment in Angola's efforts to adopt modern statistical methods for sustainable agricultural production used for policymaking in rural development. 

The FAO Statistics Division recently conducted a vital workshop in Angola to bolster the quality and availability of agricultural and rural statistics. Led by Carlos Creva Singano from August 28 to September 1, the event offered hands-on training on sampling design and estimations under the GSARS Phase II initiative. Participants from various Angolan Ministries and the National Statistics Office focused on pressing agricultural estimation challenges. The successful workshop, filled with practical exercises and real-world examples, hints at a bright future for enhanced agricultural data in Angola.