African Commission on Agricultural Statistics (AFCAS)
Commission des statistiques agricoles pour l'Afrique
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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).
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.Available with paid subscription only.
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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- Fundamental Sciences
- Agriculture, Fisheries
- FAO Bodies
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