Five countries revise lessons in agro statistics
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is actively disseminating the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics across five more African countries. In a strategic move, the Commission is currently running a training workshop in Yaounde, Cameroon, with the objective of availing statisticians with the practical skills and tools necessary for conducting surveys in agriculture, in order to help leaders formulate well-informed agricultural policies. Participants at the workshop are senior civil servants drawn from national statistics offices and ministries in charge of agriculture of Cameroon, Madagascar, the Central African Republic, Chad and Comoros. Their task is to study the use of master samples for agricultural censuses and surveys. This system of data collection promoted by the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics was adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in February 2010.