Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics


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

  • SPARS: Technical support in updating the country SPARS;
  • 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;
  • AGPROD: Support in preparing survey tools for agricultural production surveys;
  • TOOLS: Technical assistance on the use of statistical software tools for data processing and analysis;
  • 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.

The Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARSII) continues its pursuit to address the statistical needs of developing countries, aiming to elevate the quality and availability of agricultural and rural data. To achieve that goal, a series of comprehensive training workshops have been successfully executed in Madagascar and Comoros, steered by the expertise of trainer TIOTSOP Blaise. The participants, who come from diverse professional backgrounds, were enriched with a deep understanding of qualitative data processing, specifically harnessing the capabilities of statistical softwares. 

Unlocking the Potential of Agricultural Statistics in Developing Nations: Dive into how the GSARSII is spearheading a transformative journey in Madagascar and Comoros, enhancing statistical capacities through intensive, specialized workshops. Explore the on-ground impacts, challenges, and triumphs as participants delve deep into the realms of data processing and analysis, paving the way for a future where robust statistical systems empower sustainable development and policy-making in the agricultural sector, all backed by the unyielding support of our global partners.

As part of the implementation of the second phase of the Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS II), Madagascar and FAO 

Madagascar Training GSARS

As part of the implementation of the second phase, the Global Strategy developed its first Strategic Plan on Agricultural and Rural Statistics (SPARS) workshop. The event was held in Antananarivo, Madagascar on September 30th.
This meeting, opened by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestoc...

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