Africa’s Statisticians on Agriculture and Post-2015 Agenda

Africa’s Statisticians on Agriculture and Post-2015 Agenda

8-12 December 2014. Tunis, Tunisia.Africa’s Statisticians met on Agriculture and the Post-2015 Agenda.

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in collaboration with the Africa Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development bank (AfDB) organized a Joint Session of the Committee of Director Generals of the National Statistics Offices (CoDG) and the Statistical Commission for Africa (StatCom-Africa).

Themed, “Strengthening the production of agricultural statistics in Africa for better monitoring and evaluation of CAADP, the Joint Session brought  together Director Generals of National Statistics Office of African Countries, the Heads of departments of statistical units of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Schools and Institute of statistics, AFRISTAT and other Development Partners, to discuss policy progress of statistics and statistical activities in Africa.

The main objectives of the meeting included: 
  • to discuss the challenges related to the production of agricultural statistics in Africa; 
  • to review the implementation of the African Charter on Statistics and SHaSA as well as the operationalization of the African Union Institute for Statistics and the Pan-African Statistical Training Centre; 
  • and to contribute to the formulation of indicators of Post 2015 African Development Agenda.

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