Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics


Following an in-depth needs analysis through bilateral consultations organized between FAO and Burundi’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 Burundi with the aim to fill gaps in different levels of technical expertise and capacities.

  • HR Policies: Support in evaluating and establishing adequate human resources policies that allow the national statistical units to operate appropriately;
  • Scholarship Programme: Participation in the scholarship programme;
  • Basic Training: Basic training in agricultural statistics;
  • Losses: Support in collecting, measuring and analysing data on agricultural losses;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Food Balance Sheets (FBS): Support in compiling national food balance sheets (FBS).

Under the framework of the Global Strategy to improve agricultural and rural statistics Burundi organized a training course on Sampling design, weighting, and estimations, held from November 21st to 25th, 2022, in Gitega.

The training was delivered by Dramane Bako and Desire Nkezaba...

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