Regional Training Course on Sampling Methods for Producing Core Data Items for Agricultural and Rural Statistics

[29 September – 10 October 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia]

The Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), in collaboration with BPS-Statistics Indonesia and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), will conduct The Regional Training course on Sampling Methods for Producing Core Data Items for Agricultural and Rural Statistics from 29 September to 10 October 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The course is part of the capacity building strategy of the Asia-Pacific Regional Action plan to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (RAP). The course focuses on practices and issues in applying sampling methods for collecting data on agricultural statistics. The course aims to assist countries in the process of identifying suitable strategies for integrating statistical exercises and adopting appropriate sampling methods for producing agricultural statistics.

The Course is designed for senior and middle level government statisticians from national statistical offices and statistical units of ministries engaged in primary data collection of data on crops, livestock, horticulture, fishing and aquaculture statistics. Approximately 25 participants from 12 countries, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Georgia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam are expected to attend the course.