Measuring Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Poverty Alleviation for Enhancing Accountability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Collaboration with CAPSA)

[24 – 28 November 2014, Bogor, Indonesia]

The Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), in collaboration with the Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), will conduct a Workshop on Measuring Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Poverty Alleviation for Enhancing Accountability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, from 24 to 28 November 2014 in Bogor, Indonesia. The workshop will draw food security policy and agricultural statistics experts from various ESCAP member countries. The workshop is being organized with financial support from the Asia-Pacific Regional Action Plan of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (RAP-GS).

The objectives of this workshop are to:
(a) enhance understanding on sustainability and current scientific thinking on the relationship between sustainable agriculture, food security and poverty alleviation; and
(b) discuss concepts in formulating and selecting indicators and data requirements for assessing progress towards sustainable agricultural outcomes.