Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics


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

  • Scholarship Programme: Participation in the scholarship programme;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Dissemination: Develop awareness on the importance of statistical dissemination policies and build the skills required for data dissemination and preservation programmes.
The Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) successfully conducted the second training of its Phase II Dissemination package in Morogoro, Tanzania, from April 15 to 19, 2024. This crucial workshop brought together statisticians and agricultural experts from various Tanzanian institutions to focus on "Open Data and Interactive Data Portals."

In an effort to fortify agricultural and rural statistics, the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS) hosted a pivotal training workshop in Tanzania focused on the Master Sampling Frames (MSF) package. The MSF package has been proposed for 13 beneficiary countries, including Tanzania. The workshop's primary aim was to provide exhaustive training on sampling and estimation procedures that are crucial for the effectiveness of agricultural surveys. This training was led by expert Dramane Bako and was joined by 14 participants.


Under the framework of the Global Strategy to improve Agriculture and Rural Statistics (GSARS) a national workshop on training on Master Sampling Frame (MSF) was held in Dodoma, from the 6th to the 10th of March 2023.

This workshop covered two important activities of the MSF package: di...

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