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    Report of the twenty-first session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics 2007
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    This document presents the report of the twenty-first session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS) held in Phuket, Thailand from 11 to 15 September 2006. Attended by some 60 delegates from 20 member countries, the session assessed both the current status of food and agriculture statistics in member countries and progress on strengthening regional data exchange on food and agricultural statistics in the region. The meeting reported on CountrySTAT – a new web-base d system that integrates national food and agricultural statistical information to ensure harmonization of national data and metadata collections – which had been installed in the Philippines. CountrySTAT also serves as a source of country-level data for FAOSTAT, improving its capacity to provide high quality statistical data at the international level. The meeting also reported on FAO's World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010. New features include the role of the census in helping mo nitor Millennium Development Goals and an option to widen the scope of the census to cover aquaculture and other rural activities, among others. Recommendations of the session are included in the report.
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    Twenty-fourth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on agricultural statistics 2012
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    This publication presents the outcome of the twenty-fourth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics held in Da Lat, Viet Nam from 8 to 12 October 2012. Attended by over 65 delegates from 21 member countries, the session assessed both the current status of food and agriculture statistics in member countries and progress in monitoring country capacity to produce agricultural statistics. The session was informed about progress made in implementation of the global strate gy to improve agricultural and rural statistics in the region and the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture (WCA) 2010, including recommendations for improving WCA 2020. Other topics discussed were new methodological developments in food security statistics to ensure a more realistic estimation of the undernourished population and recent advances in economic, social and environmental statistics in the agricultural sector, such as recent efforts by FAO to include greenhouse gas emission d ata in FAOSTAT.
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    CWP - Report of the twenty-third session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics. Hobart, Australia, 22-26 February 2010 2010
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    The report of the twenty-third session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP) held in Hobart, Australia, from 22 to 26 February 2010, is presented. Topics discussed were: review of CWP membership; general reviews of progress since CWP-22, of intersessional CWP activities and those of the participating organizations; progress in recommendations of CWP-22; report on the establishment of Capture Group and Aquaculture Group; revision of standards, concepts, and codes (gear classifications, definition of bycatch, Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange [SDMX], global standards on automated data transmission, international codes for fishing effort, modification of area boundaries [57, 71 and sub-areas of 47], and trade certificate/Harmonized System [HS] modification); methodology and new data requirements (responses to questionnaire on data collection systems, standard methodologies for capture-based aquaculture data collection, electronic logbook syst ems, estimates of catches taken by illegal,unreported and unregulated [IUU] activities, and ecosystem data requirements); revision of CWP handbook; integrating the regional databases; the introduction of FISHSTAT J; and improvement in visibility of CWP.

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