African Commission on Agricultural Statistics (AFCAS)

Commission des statistiques agricoles pour l'Afrique

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History

1961, within the framework of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), by Article VI-1 of its Constitution, at 11th session of the Conference. First session held Oct 1962. Based at FAO Regional Office for Africa (FAO/RAF).

Aims

Review the state of food and agricultural statistics in the region; advise members on the development and standardization of such statistics; convene expert consultations on matters relating to the improvement and development of agricultural statistics.

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Activities

Considers: use of population census results as a frame for agricultural censuses and surveys; improved gender disaggregation of agricultural statistics; use of agro-ecological zones as appropriate strata for agricultural censuses and surveys; statistical aspects of structural readjustment programmes; statistics on area and need in a mixed-cropping environment; statistical sampling designs; use of remote sensing. Monitors fishery and forestry statistics.

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Members in 46 countries
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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Statistics
  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
    • FAO Bodies

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

E9654

Last News Received

2014
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