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Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics for Food Security: Technical Assistance Completion Report

sector: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development, Public Sector Management | country: | region: Regional

One of the lessons learned from this study is the need to provide technical assistance to DMCs (developing member countries) in the future to improve administrative data collection systems since sample surveys are expensive to implement. Another lesson is to promote the application of innovative data sources such as satellite data to improve precision of agricultural and rural statistics. To monitor the goal of increasing agricultural and rural statistics by 30%, it is recommended that ADB continue to coordinate with IAs (implementing agencies), partner organizations, and other major stakeholders through the Regional Steering Committee for Asia and the Pacific for the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics by participating in the quarterly meetings, periodic review missions, and frequent email exchanges. Additionally, CARS (Community for Agricultural and Rural Statistics) website should continue to be utilized for other ongoing agricultural statistics work in the department. Finally, collaboration with regional departments is needed to get National Statistics Offices and Ministries of Agriculture to participate in the Global Strategy activities.

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