World Programme for the Census of Agriculture
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Regional Workshop on the Operational Guidelines of the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 (WCA 2020)

1- 4 April 2019, Amman, Jordan

The Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) and the FAO organized the above regional workshop for member countries in the Near East and North African region and some countries from the Eastern Africa sub region. The meeting was the first in the series of regional workshops planned to present the Operational Guidelines of the WCA 2020 to the FAO member countries in different parts of the world.


The workshop focused on the main stages involved in the preparation and implementation of the census of agriculture described in the Operational Guidelines of the WCA 2020. The Workshop is part of FAO statistics division capacity development activities to strengthen the knowledge and skills of national staff in member countries in charge of planning and conducting agricultural censuses.


The participants of the meeting were professional statisticians and census leaders who are likely to play a role in the planning and execution of next agricultural census in their respective countries. A total of 21 countries were invited to participate in the meeting, including Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen.