Regional Training Course on Agricultural Cost of Production Statistics

[ 23-27 April 2018 | Daejeon, Republic of Korea ]


The overall objective of this training is to strengthen the technical capacity of statistical producers (statistical offices and other institutions) to apply relevant international comparable methods and standards in the compilation of agricultural cost of production statistics by:
• Increasing understanding of various types of costs related to agricultural operations and how these concepts can be integrated in agricultural and rural statistics data collection programmes;
• Applying estimation methods for all types of agricultural costs of production adapted to the characteristics of the basic data, country capacities and objectives;
• Offering guidance on international principles and standards with respect to cost of agricultural production statistics to ensure comparability; and
• Equipping participants with the knowledge and techniques to design data collection schemes for farm level data related to costs, farm structures etc. to meet the needs of various users.
Concept Note
Information Note for Participants
Training Programme
Reference Materials

Module 1: Uses and Benefits of Costs of Production Statistics

 Session 1.1: Different uses and users of AgCoP statistics and country specific scenarios/case studies


Module 2: Key concepts of Agricultural Costs of Production

 Session 2.1: Dimensions of production costs, analytical units, indicators, statistical tables, quality control and measurement


Module 3: Data collection Mechanisms:A review of survey approaches

 Session 3.1: General considerations for data collection


 Session 3.2: Data collection vehicles: Towards an integrated survey strategy


 Session 3.3: Survey Design Considerations: Review of Basics of Sampling Methods: Probability Sampling, Sample Selection and Sample Design and Estimation


 Session 3.4: Survey Design Considerations: Systematic Sampling Objectives of Multistage Sampling and Illustrative Designs


 Session 3.5:Objectives and Use of Stratification in Sample Design


Module 4: Determination of cash, labour and land costs

 Session 4.2:Estimating the costs of paid and unpaid labour


 Session 4.3: Land tenure types and associated cost estimation methods


Module 5:

 Session 5.1: Different types of capital goods in agriculture and the estimation of capital cost


 Session 5.2: Determining the cost and revenues from agricultural production


 Session 5.3:Allocating pre-productive costs in mulyi-year enterprises


Module 6: Data Collection Tools for Agricultural Costs of Production

 Session 6.1: Key Principles of Questionnaire Design


 Session 6.2 :Practical Session-Small Group Workshop


 Session 6.3:Plenary Session


 Session 6.4: Data Dissemination Principles