Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics


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

  • Scholarship Programme: Participation in the scholarship programme;
  • 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;
  • LOSSES: Support in collecting, measuring and analysing data on agricultural losses;
  • 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;
  • Dissemination: Develop awareness on the importance of statistical dissemination policies and build the skills required for data dissemination and preservation programmes;
  • INDICATORS: Support in computing timely and reliable CAADP indicators;
  • Farm Typology: Support in developing farm typologies for improved policy analysis.
News from Ghana

As part of the second phase of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS II), FAO organized a training focused on open data standards and dissemination. This workshop was hosted in Ghana from September 25 to 30, 2023, with the expertise of trainer Yasmine El Husseiny.   


The Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS II) team organized the first of three trainings on DISSEMINATION in Ghana. It was held at FAO premises in Accra from 29 May to 2 June 2023.

The workshop included 15 participants from the Ministry of Food and Agricul...


The national workshop on training on Master Sampling Frame (MSF) in Accra (Ghana) was done from 24 to 28 October 2022

This workshop covered two important activities of the MSF package: discussions on the type and structures of the MSF for the country and hand-on training on development a...


Under the framework of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS), Ghana conducted a training on Farm Agricultural Losses Pilot Survey. The training was held from December 7th to the 9th, 2022. 

The conduction of this pilot survey aims to test the data ...


The Global Strategy continued the assistance to Ghana on the definition of the national farm typology by organizing an online workshop (10 – 13 October 2022) led by the ESS statistician Mariana Toteva. Using the available data from the Ghana Census of Agriculture 2017-2018, the farm types were...


A training on CAADP indicators was held in...


FAO, through the Global Strategy, organizes a training on farm typology in Ghana, from 12 to 19 July 2022. The first session addresses larger public of producers and users of agricultural statistics in the country such as directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOFA), National Statistical...

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