World Programme for the Census of Agriculture
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Regional Roundtable on the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 (WCA 2020)

3 - 7 April 2017, Budapest, Hungary

FAO, with the assistance of the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU), organized the above meeting for FAO member countries and one Member Organization (European Union) in Europe and Central Asia. The meeting was part of a series of regional meetings planned to present the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 to the FAO member countries in different parts of the world.


The Roundtable focused on new features and innovations included in the new World Programme for Census of Agriculture 2020 (WCA 2020). Additionally, the meeting aimed at disseminating among the selected member countries of FAO the new WCA 2020 which will cover the period 2016-2025. The Roundtable was part of ESS capacity building activities and aimed at strengthening 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 20 countries were invited to the meeting, including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.