Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics


Following an in-depth needs analysis through bilateral consultations organized between FAO and Kenya’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 Kenya 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: Technical assistance in collecting data on and measuring key economic aggregates;
  • 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;
  • INDICATORS: Support in computing timely and reliable CAADP indicators;
  • FARM ECO: Support in developing farm typologies for improved policy analysis.

From November 6 to 10, 2023, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Development convened in Nairobi for a critical technical assistance mission on Master Sampling Frames (MSF). This hands-on workshop, part of the Global Strategy to I...


Under the framework of the Global Strategy to improve Agriculture and Rural Statistics (GSARS), the FAO, in collaboration with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and the CAADP unit at the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture organized an in-person technical training workshop from Nov...

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28/11/2022 - 02/12/2022