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October, 10 2012 10:15:59

Better agricultural statistics needed

LAM DONG (VNS)— Viet Nam must improve the quality and quantity of its data on agriculture and rural areas if it is to continue meeting the demands of a growing population, said the Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dao Quang Thu.

Delivering his speech at the opening of the 24th Asia-Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS) meeting in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Monday, Thu highlighted the fact that the data was vital for effective planning and strategy.

Addressing the 85 delegates from 25 countries and international organisations taking part, Thu stressed that the event would help regional countries ensure the integrity of their agricultural statistics and draw up plans to implement the global strategy on agricultural statistics.

Jointly organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Viet Nam's General Statistics Office, the five-day event will look at ways to maintain the accuracy and quality of agricultural statistics, as they determine the nature of agricultural and rural development policies in the region.

Participants at the event will assess the current status of food and agricultural statistics in member countries, inform the member countries about the FAO activities in food and agricultural statistics during the preceding biennium, particularly in Asia and the Pacific and discuss new developments in agricultural statistics.

This is the first time that APCAS has been held in Viet Nam since the biennial event began in 1966. — VNS

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