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)

6-10 November 2017, Nadi, Fiji

FAO, in collaboration with the FAO Sub-regional Office for the Pacific Islands (FAOSAP)organized the above meeting for FAO member countries in the Pacific region. The meeting was part of a series of regional meetings to present the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 to the FAO member countries in different parts of the world.


The Workshop focused on new features and innovations included in the new World Programme for Census of Agriculture 2020 (WCA 2020). Additionally, the meeting aimed to disseminate among the selected member countries of FAO the new WCA 2020 which will cover the period 2016-2025. 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 11 countries participated in the meeting, including American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.