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2.4.1 Agriculture, forestry, fisheries


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2.4.1 Agriculture, forestry, fisheries (CIS-STAT= )
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Agricultural Statistics

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Ongoing work:

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=E2=80=A2 Collection, processing, analysis and publication of data on ag= riculture in the Commonwealth countries:
- Monthly: output of selecte= d types of livestock products.
Area under agricultural crops for the = yield of the current year (3 times a year); progress of agricultural crops = harvesting (5 times a year).
- Quarterly: agricultural output (i= n current prices) and indices of agricultural output (in constant prices), = numbers of livestock.
- Yearly: availability and distribution of= agricultural lands by categories of land users; gross harvests and crop yi= elds calculated in accordance with FAO recommendations; sales of principal = agricultural products; products source and use tables; per capita consumpti= on of main food products; number of peasant (individual farmers') holdings = and associated land and their output of principal agricultural products; fo= recasts of cereals production.
- Development of recommendations = on the improvement of the programme of agricultural census with the account= of the experience of its conduct in the CIS countries and new Programme of= 2010 round of the World agricultural census developed by FAO.

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=E2=80=A2 Preparation of analytical reports on the situation and develop= ment of agriculture.


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2.4.1 Agriculture, forestry, fisheries (Eurostat= )
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Theme 4.01 - Agricultural p= roduction

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Fields of activities covered by the theme

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=E2=80=A2 Crop product statistics;
=E2=80=A2 Livestock, meat and e= ggs statistics;
=E2=80=A2 Mild and dairy product statistics;
= =E2=80=A2 Supply balance sheets;
=E2=80=A2 Vineyard statistics;
= =E2=80=A2 Fruit tree statistics;
=E2=80=A2 Organic farming statistic= s.

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1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2012

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1.2 ONGOING WORK

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=E2=80=A2 Annual crop statistics - methods and definitions: development = of quality reporting for annual Crops as provided in Regulation (EC) No 543= /209.
=E2=80=A2 Structural statistics on permanent crops (former 'Vin= eyard and orchard surveys') - data. Update of production database in MDT (M= ultiDimensional table) and/or FAME (Forecasting Analytical Modelling Enviro= nment) and of Eurobase database.
=E2=80=A2 Implementation acts for Pe= rmanent crops statistics: preparation and adoption of implementation acts a= nd manuals following the adoption of Permanent crops Regulation.
=E2= =80=A2 Crop statistics - validation and production of annual statistics on = area, production and yields production database and Eurobase database updat= e, crop supply balance sheets production (taking into account the gradual p= hasing out of this activity); database and dissemination Eurobase database = updated.
=E2=80=A2 Annual crop statistics - legislation: implementati= on of Regulations and Gentlemen's agreements on crop production statistics.=
=E2=80=A2 Validation and production of Livestock and meat statistics= , egg and chick statistics- Eurobase database update.
=E2=80=A2 Lives= tock and meat statistics - quality: quality reports due from Member States = by July 2011 under Regulation (EC) No 1165/2008.
=E2=80=A2 Livestock = and meat statistics - legislation: implementation of Regulation (EC) No 116= 5/2008.
=E2=80=A2 Milk and dairy products - legislation: revision of = Decision 97/80/EC,  structure of dairy enterprises.
=E2=80=A2 Va= lidation and production of milk and dairy product statistics; Eurobase data= base update.
=E2=80=A2 eDAMIS/Generic Web Forms component (domains: A= NI, MILK, CROPS and EAA): analysis and request of new features; testing exe= rcise of new versions, creation of templates for all datasets; addition of = pre-validation rules.
=E2=80=A2 SDMX implementation in Agricultural d= omains (EAA, ANI and CROPS): standardisation of the data transmission forma= t in order to improve the efficiency of data collection and processing by E= urostat and for maintaining and improving data quality.
=E2=80=A2 Mig= ration of FAME based applications to MDT/Oracle for ANI and CROPS. Migratio= n of the domains and consolidation (provide improved tools and methods to e= nsure the production of high quality statistical information service).

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Theme 4.02 - Agricultural s= tructures

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Fields of activities covered by the theme

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=E2=80=A2 Farm structure statistics play a key role in the design, imple= mentation, monitoring and evaluation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP= ). This role is likely to increase over time with enlargement and CAP refor= m (shift from product to producer support - environmental compliance - rura= l development).
=E2=80=A2 Farm Structure Surveys - censuses every ten= years (i.e. 2009/2010) and two intermediate sample surveys in between (i.e= . 2013 and 2016) - are the backbone of the agricultural statistical system.=
=E2=80=A2 The Farm Structure Survey (FSS) is covered by a basic= Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council=
=E2=80=A2 The Survey on Agricultural Production Methods (SAPM) launc= hed in 2009/2010 is also based on the Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008.
= =E2=80=A2 The concerned surveys serve the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) = through provision of micro-data (farm level) on the agricultural labour for= ce, land use, livestock, equipment and non-agricultural activities and they= are the statistical basis for collection of information on land use, lives= tock and agricultural income.
=E2=80=A2 The farm typology derived fro= m FSS data is used as the sampling frame for the farm accountancy data netw= ork.
=E2=80=A2 The Common Agricultural Policy has evolved significant= ly over the last years. The most recent proposals, adopted by the Commissio= n in October 2011, highlight new challenges, notably the rising concerns re= garding food security, the sustainable management of natural resources, mit= igation of and adaptation to climate change, increasing volatility of agric= ultural prices, the diversity and further development of farm structures an= d production systems and the need for strengthening of territorial and soci= al cohesion. By responding to these challenges, the CAP will contribute to = the Europe 2020 Strategy in terms of smart, sustainable and inclusive growt= h. A solid statistical base is essential for policy design and impact asses= sment of reform proposals, the implementation of the policy and its monitor= ing and evaluation.

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1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2012

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1.2 ONGOING WORK

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=E2=80=A2 Agricultural structures - collection, validation and dissemina= tion of 2009/2010 census data; Validation processes; National Methodologica= l Reports; New dissemination strategies.
=E2=80=A2 Launch of the comm= odities requested to start the farm sample survey 2013 based on Regulation = 1166/2008 and implementing Commission Regulation 1200/2009. The action plan= covers as well the launch at the end of 2001 or beginning 2012 of the proc= edure for co-financing for the FSS 2013.
=E2=80=A2 Agricultural struc= tures - New approach for collection of agricultural structure data. Collect= ion and validation of farm structure survey statistics after 2013.
= =E2=80=A2 Dissemination of Farm Structure Survey Data: dissemination of sta= ndard tables in Eurobase, SIFs, Pocketbook, Statistical Yearbook etc.

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Theme 4.03 - Land use and l= and cover

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Fields of activities covered by the theme

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=E2=80=A2 This theme comprises the Land Use and Land Cover Area Frame St= atistical Survey (LUCAS), which regards the whole EU territory.
=E2= =80=A2 Surveys (most recent 2008/2009) are launched to obtain harmonised da= ta not only on Land Use and Land Cover changes, but also on environmental f= eatures and landscape evolution.
=E2=80=A2 Setting up Land Use and la= nd Cover Area frame Surveys (LUCAS).
=E2=80=A2 Setting up an integrat= ed ESS data network for Land Cover and Land Use.
=E2=80=A2 Colle= cting comparable and harmonised statistical information on Land Cover and L= and Use.

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1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2012

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1.1 NEW WORK, INCLUDING NEW PLANNED LEGISLATION

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=E2=80=A2 Supervision and steer of the Lucas (Land use and land cov= er statistics) survey 2012. Follow up of the established contracts; support= to the contractors at the implementation of the survey - first checks of c= ollected microdata on land use and land cover.

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1.2 ONGOING WORK

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=E2=80=A2 Analysis of outcome of earlier surveys, especially the Land us= e/cover area frame survey 2008/2009 and applicability for management of fut= ure surveys.
=E2=80=A2 Collecting and harmonising European data on la= nd use and land cover by implementing the Lucas approach in the countries; = by assessing and collecting available data in countries and by taking into = account the need for harmonisation of these data and by co-operating with t= he EEA and other international bodies.
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Theme 4.04 - Agricultural a= ccounts and prices

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Fields of activities covered by the theme

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=E2=80=A2 Economic Accounts for Agriculture (EAA); also covers agricultu= ral labour input (ALI);
=E2=80=A2 Unit Value Statistics (UV) and Regi= onal EAA;
=E2=80=A2 Agricultural Price Statistics - covers annual and= quarterly agricultural price indices data (API) and absolute prices data;<= br /> =E2=80=A2 Agricultural land prices and rents.

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1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2012

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1.2 ONGOING WORK

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=E2=80=A2 Validation, production and dissemination of Economic Accounts = for Agriculture.
=E2=80=A2 Agricultural accounts and prices - quality= : Methodological Inventories for Economic Accounts for Agriculture and Agri= cultural price statistics. Further elaboration of quality reporting for bot= h domains.
=E2=80=A2 Migration of FAME based application to MDT/Oracl= e for EAA. Migration of the domains and consolidation (provide improved too= ls and methods to ensure the production of high quality statistical informa= tion service).
=E2=80=A2 Validation, production and dissemination of = Agricultural Prices and Indices,  including land prices and rents.

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Theme 4.05 - Forestry stati= stics

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Fields of activities covered by the theme

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=E2=80=A2 Collection of annual data on the production of and trade in wo= od and wood products for the EU and EFTA countries with the Joint FAO/ECE (= Economic Commission for Europe)/Eurostat/ITTO (International Tropical Timbe= r Organisation) Forest Sector Questionnaire (JFSQ).
=E2=80=A2 Collect= ion of economic data for forestry and logging using the Integrated Environm= ental and Economic Accounting for Forests (IEEAF) approach.

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1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2012

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1.2 ONGOING WORK

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=E2=80=A2 Collect, validate and disseminate forestry statistics;
= =E2=80=A2 Collect, validate and disseminate forest accounts. Develop and im= prove the methodology.

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Theme 4.06 - Fisheries stat= istics

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Fields of activities covered by the theme

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=E2=80=A2 Catch statistics;
=E2=80=A2 Landings statistics;
= =E2=80=A2 Aquaculture statistics.

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1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2012

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1.1 NEW WORK, INCLUDING NEW PLANNED LEGISLATION

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=E2=80=A2 Simplification of catch statistics legislation: merge Regulati= ons (EC) No 216/2009, No 217/2009 and No 218/2009 to cover the catches' dat= a collection for the major fishing areas of EU27 fishing countries.

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1.2 ONGOING WORK

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=E2=80=A2 Focus on quality of landings and catches statistics, using the= new informatics tools implemented in the framework of the eDamis single po= int as well as the fisheries pilot project using the SDMX.
=E2=80=A2 = SDMX implementation in Fisheries: standardisation of the data transmission = format in order to improve the efficiency of data collection and processing= by Eurostat and for maintaining and improving data quality.
=E2=80= =A2 Implementation of Regulations in Fisheries statistics.
=E2=80=A2 = Fisheries statistics - production: validation, production and dissemination= of landings, catch and aquaculture statistics.
=E2=80=A2 Aquaculture= Statistics - quality: prepare a report to EP and Council on the data relev= ance and quality.
=E2=80=A2 Migration of FAME based application to MD= T/Oracle for FISH. Migration of the domain and consolidation (provide impro= ved tools and methods to ensure the production of high quality statistical = information service).

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Theme 4.07 - Agri-environme= ntal statistics

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Fields of activities covered by the theme

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=E2=80=A2 Development and maintenance of a system of 28 agri-environment= al indicators for monitoring the integration of environmental concerns into= the Common Agricultural Policy, based on Commission Communication COM (200= 6)508.
=E2=80=A2 Coordination of the work on these indicators carried= out in other Directorates General (DG Agriculture and Rural Development, D= G Environment , Joint Research Centre, European Environmental Agency) in ac= cordance to a Memorandum of Understanding and with other international orga= nisations.
=E2=80=A2 Collection, processing and dissemination of the = data needed for the indicators, from the other involved Commission services= , Member States, other units and statistics in Eurostat and by other (non-g= overnmental) organisations.
=E2=80=A2 Setting up a long-term data col= lection system taking into account all data needs in the domain and the nee= d to reduce the response burden.
=E2=80=A2 Contributing to Eurostat p= ublications including agri-environmental statistics.
=E2=80=A2 Implem= entation of the Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009 of the European Parliament and= of the Council of 25 November 2009 concerning statistics on pesticides.=20

1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2012

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1.1 NEW WORK, INCLUDING NEW PLANNED LEGISLATION

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=E2=80=A2 Reception, validation, processing and dissemination of pestici= de sales statistics.
=E2=80=A2 Long term system for collecting data n= eeded for agri-environmental indicators: ensure that existing surveys are a= mended and new surveys set up to collect the needed information following t= he DireDate project.

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1.2 ONGOING WORK

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=E2=80=A2 Pesticide Statistics - implementing legislation: follow-up of = draft implementing regulations concerning statistics on plant production pr= oducts (Regulation (EC) No 1185/2009).
=E2=80=A2 Agri-environment ind= icators: implementation of Statistical indicators. A Memorandum of Understa= nding (EC services involved: Eurostat, DG AGRI, DG ENV, JRC and EEA) has be= en drawn up to ensure that already available data are fully used and to poo= l the different skills and resources, with the medium term objective of set= ting up a system for collecting data on the relation between agriculture an= d environment.
=E2=80=A2 AEI data collection: collect data from avail= able sources in the Commission, EU agencies, Member States, Eurostat and ot= her (non-governmental) organisations.
=E2=80=A2 Support Member States= in their work on agro-environmental indicators, collect and compile availa= ble data.
=E2=80=A2 Maintain and develop the agro-environmental indic= ators' MDT (MultiDimensional Table).

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2. Statistical work to be carried out by other DGs (including da= ta collection from Member States) and/or EU Agencies

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2.2 ONGOING WORK

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=E2=80=A2 The agri-environmental indicators that are not yet fully devel= oped will be improved as agreed in work programmes set up according to a me= morandum of understanding between Eurostat, DG Agriculture and Rural Develo= pment, DG Environment, the Joint Research Centre and the European Environme= ntal Agency. Each partner will collect data through its own system, as agre= ed in the memorandum.


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2.4.1 Agriculture, forestry, fisheries (FAO)=20

Agricultural Statistics

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Ongoing methodological work:<= /strong>

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=E2=80=A2 FAO and the Friends of the Chair Group on Agriculture Statisti= cs have been given the lead by the United Nations Statistical Commission to= develop a Global Action Plan to implement the Global Strategy to Improve A= gricultural and Rural Statistics which will be submitted at the UNSC 43rd session in February 2012 for endorsement. FAO is assisting the de= velopment of Regional Plans and is developing a Country Assessment Framewor= k for agriculture statistics.

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=E2=80=A2  Methodological work to develop an integrated programme o= f census and surveys in the agriculture sector, in collaboration with EUROS= TAT.

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=E2=80=A2 Methodological work to develop a frame work for development of= statistics on small farm and family farms.

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Priority objectives:

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=E2=80=A2 Collect and compile subject-specific statistical modules, expa= nd coverage, improve the quality and timeliness of data dissemination;
=E2=80=A2 Focus on the implementation of the Global Strategy, including r= elated capacity building;
=E2=80=A2 Review of the key statistics of t= he domain on farm machinery and implements.

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New work to be undertaken in 2012:

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=E2=80=A2 Finalization of the Global and Regional Action Plans including= the corresponding fund raising activities; create a Global Office to coord= inate the implementation;

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=E2=80=A2 Finalization of several manuals and publications related to th= e link between Agriculture and Population Censuses, to the integration of A= griculture Statistics into National Statistics Systems; to Crop Forecasting= , and Country Assessment Implementation;

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=E2=80=A2 Methodological Review and Analysis of World Census of Agricult= ure 2000.

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Meeting to be organized in 2012:

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=E2=80=A2 Regional training on sampling techniques and on linking agricu= lture and population censuses in Latin America, Near East, and Africa;
=E2=80=A2 Meeting with Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statis= tics.

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Coordination of data collec= tion and dissemination

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Ongoing work:

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=E2=80=A2  Data collection, processing, analyses and dissemination = of food and agriculture related information - crop production, livestock an= d livestock production, international trade, utilization and food availabil= ity by quantity and nutritive factors.

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=E2=80=A2 Increase the availability and the quality of food and agricult= ure statistics working in close cooperation with the country authorities to= consolidate the national agriculture information systems.

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=E2=80=A2 Dissemination programme for food and agriculture statistics vi= a the FAOSTAT database, available at (http://faostat.fao.org). The FAO Statistical Year= book consolidates FAO's agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics.

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=E2=80=A2 Work to continue on the development of metadata on crops and l= ivestock as well as price and resource statistics, which are integral part = of all data disseminated by FAOSTAT.

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=E2=80=A2 Major work to continue on upgrading and developing the webpage= of FAO's Statistics Division http://www.fao.org/corp/statistics/en/.=20

Priority objectives:

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=E2=80=A2 Publication of new estimates for the number and prevalence of = undernourishment and FAOSTAT data series on production, international = trade and commodity balance.

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Government expenditure on a= griculture & Official Development Assistance to Agriculture (ODA)

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Ongoing work:

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=E2=80=A2 Continued compilation of go= vernment expenditure on agriculture by sub-sectors of main activities, subs= idies or taxes on agriculture, total government expenditures; updates of th= e database on capital stocks in agriculture and external assistance to agri= culture.

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Fishery statistics=

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Ongoing methodological work:

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=E2=80=A2 Revision of CWP Handbook of fishery and aquaculture statistics= , especially for the components of "aquaculture", "catch and= effort data", "vessel related information", "social ec= onomic data" and "ecosystem information".
=E2=80=A2 Se= paration of small and large pelagic fish as well as separation of diadromou= s fish from fresh fish in estimation procedure of apparent food consumption= of fish and fishery products.
=E2=80=A2 Development of guidelines an= d case studies for the implementation of Global Strategy to the fishery and= aquaculture sector.

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Priority objectives beyond 2012:

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=E2=80=A2 Establishing standard procedures and guidelines to monitor all= aspects of fishery and aquaculture sector, in comparable way with other se= ctors' information.
=E2=80=A2 Disseminating global status of various = aspects of fishery and aquaculture sector based on best available informati= on to assist sustainable management of the sector.
=E2=80=A2 Continue= d improvement of the quality and timeliness of FAO-collated fishery statist= ics and information. Retrieval and reconstruction of trade and commodities = data prior to 1980.
=E2=80=A2 Coordination to enhance and update glob= al standards for terminology, data requirement, and guideline for the purpo= se of monitoring of and supporting management for aquaculture and capture f= ishery sectors.

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Ongoing work:

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=E2=80=A2 Data collection, evaluation, analyses and dissemination of fis= hery related information - capture production, aquaculture production, comm= odities and trade, disposition, food-consumption of fishery products, fishe= rs and fleets.
=E2=80=A2 Annual release of FAO Yearbook-Fishery Stati= stics for Capture Fisheries production, Aquaculture Production, Commodities= and Apparent Consumption.
=E2=80=A2 On-line dissemination of statist= ics through FIGIS (Fisheries Global Information System, http://www.fao.or= g/fishery/statistics/en) together with software for database handling, = data collection and analyses. Data and software are also available as compl= ementary CD version. The new statistics dissemination software (FishStatJ) = was released in 2011.
=E2=80=A2 On-line dissemination of statistical = guidelines, standards, and classifications relevant to fisheries and aquacu= lture, together with fisheries and stock status information provided from i= nternational and regional fisheries bodies through partnership arrangement = of FIRMS (Fisheries Resources Monitoring System).
=E2=80=A2 Technical= assistance for fishery and aquaculture data collection and monitoring syst= em development along the line with the Strategy for Improving Information o= n Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries (Strategy-STF) and Strategy and Ou= tline Plan for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Aquaculture (S= trategy-STA).
=E2=80=A2 Preparation and= dissemination of Fish Chapter of FAO/OECD Food Outlook which was establish= ed in 2011.

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New work to be undertaken in 2012:

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=E2=80=A2 Dissemination of statistical circular of status and trend of g= lobal fleets and fishing capacity.
=E2=80=A2 Collating and analyzing = hatchery production data, stocking information and utilization of wild seed= s, to describe the global status of fishery-aquaculture interaction and to = establish monitoring standards in this aspect.
=E2=80=A2 Development = of a set of water use indicators for fishery and aquaculture sector.

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Meeting to be organized in 2012:

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=E2=80=A2 The Inter-sessional Aquaculture Group meeting of Coordinating = Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP): April 2012, Cape Town, South Afr= ica.

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Forestry Statistics

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Ongoing work:

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=E2=80=A2 Annual release of forest products on-line statistical database= s - production, trade and bilateral trade matrices, available at: h= ttp://faostat.fao.org/site/630/default.aspx
http://faostat.= fao.org/site/626/default.aspx
http://faostat.fao.org/site/6= 28/default.aspx
=E2=80=A2 Yearbook of Forest Products (1 volume),= hardcopy and on-line version.
=E2=80=A2 Complementary CD-Rom version= , the database containing all FAOSTAT-Forestry statistics.
=E2=80=A2 = Pulp and Paper Capacity Survey 2011-2016 (1 Volume), hardcopy and on-line v= ersion.


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Indonesia: Review of Agricu= ltural Policies

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Purpose

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Calculate producer supporte estimates for Indonesia. Integrate Indonesia= in OECD agricultural databases.

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Objectives and outputs

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Publication of PSE results for Indonesia. Integration of Indonesia into = a regular Monitoring and Evaluation process of agricultural policies.

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Non-member countries involved in the activity:

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Indonesia

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Databases

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PSE database for Indonesia

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlo= ok 2012-2021

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Purpose

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To provide an annual update of statistical information and projections b= y country for OECD members, the OECD area, selected non-member countries, o= ther developing and least developed countries and regional and world aggreg= ates, of supply and use balances for cereals, oilseeds, biofuels, sugar, me= ats, dairy and fish products up to 2021.

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Objectives and outputs

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To maintain a database with detailed supply and use information for most= temperate zone agricultural commodities. The tables provide detailed infor= mation for production, consumption, trade, stocks and prices in OECD countr= ies and a large number of other countries including China, Argentina, Brazi= l, India, South Africa, Russia and other CIS independent states and many sm= aller countries and regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Most series = cover the period from 1970 to the most current year and include updated ann= ual projections for up to ten years in the future.

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Non-member countries involved in the activity:

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South Africa.

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Databases

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The Agricultural Commodities Database

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Main Developments for 2012

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General aspects:

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Pilot with Prognoz.

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Producer and Consumer Suppo= rt Estimates in OECD Countries and selected economies

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Purpose

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To collect, process, evaluate and publish data on support to agriculture= in OECD countries. The activity also provides staff with a database for va= rious research and analysis activities of the Directorate. This is a joint = activity between the "Agricultural Policies and Environment", the= "Development" and the "Policies and Trade in Agriculture&qu= ot; Divisions of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate.

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Objectives and outputs

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To update the Producer and Consumer Support Estimate annual database and= to calculate the various indicators of support to agriculture. The data ar= e used to evaluate agricultural and other policies in OECD countries, mainl= y in the annual Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries Report, which is re= viewed and approved by the Working Party on Agricultural Policies and Marke= ts.

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The data collected and the method used to calculate the indicators of su= pport are reviewed both internally, and externally by the Working Party on = Agricultural Policies and Markets, on an annual basis. These review process= es improve the data quality as well as the methodology used in the calculat= ions.

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In this context, a new classification of the component parts of the supp= ort estimates was implemented from the 2007 Agricultural Policies in OECD c= ountries Monitoring and Evaluation report. The database was extended to cov= er the new member countries in 2009 and 2010. A user friendly tool is being= developed on the website for greater availability of the quantitative and = analytical information to the public.

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Non-member countries involved in the activity:

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Brazil, China, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russian Federation, Sou= th Africa.

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Main Developments for 2012

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General aspects:

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The 2012 report covers the OECD countries.

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The major innovation will consist in an in-depth chapter on innovation a= s well as the pursued developments to design the web site for improved diss= emination of statistical information.
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Review of Fisheries in OECD= Countries - 2012

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Purpose

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To collect and present data for the publication Review of Fisheries. To = provide staff, and other potential users, with a database for research and = analysis purposes. The latter applies to the Policy Reviews as well as othe= r activities of the Division. To provide other Directorates with data on fi= sheries resources.

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Objectives and outputs

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The principal purpose is to collect and make available data on a consist= ent basis among member countries (and observers) of statistics relevant to = fisheries i.e. landings (harvest) and processing, fleet, fishers, employmen= t, trade (via the ITS database), aquaculture and government financial trans= fers. The data are used nationally, principally for reporting purposes and = internationally (e.g. OECD), for analytical purposes. Data also serve as re= ference for other international organisations and as a means for cross-chec= king and reconciling information from national sources.

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Questionnaires and tables are sent (annually) to national correspondents= following discussion and approval by the Committee for Fisheries. Data are= collected and disseminated in the Review of Fisheries Statistics. Data pub= lished are also accessible via the public fisheries web site and more recen= t series through the Committee Web Site. At the international level co-ordi= nation takes place among agencies involved in fisheries statistical program= mes through the Co-ordinated Working Party (CWP) on Fisheries Statistics. T= he OECD is in close co-operation with the FAO and EUROSTAT in the collectio= n of fisheries data. This is done, inter alia, with a view to avoid overlap= ping activities.

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The data collected (and the procedures) are reviewed by the Committee fo= r Fisheries on an annual basis. Internationally, improvements are carried o= ut through the CWP.

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Non-member countries involved in the activity:

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Argentina, Chinese Taipei, Russian Federation, Thailand.

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Databases

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Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries

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Main Developments for 2012

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General aspects:

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Continued improvements in metadata and comparison possibilities across m= ember countries. The Government Financial Transfer (GFT) data are now inclu= ded in the database. Data are now available to the public via the fisheries= web site. Chinese Taipei and Thailand have been included since 2006. A maj= or overhaul of the database took place in 2005.


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2.4.1 Agriculture, forestry, fisheries (UNECE TI= M)
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Activity 11.1: Collection, = processing and dissemination of forest sector statistics=20

Description and objectives

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Collection and dissemination of data on forest resources, production and= trade of forest products, and indicators of Sustainable Forest Management = (SFM).

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Activities and output

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=E2=80=A2 Provide timely and relevant forest statistics, including data = on forest resources, production and trade of forest products, wood energy a= nd indicators of SFM.

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=E2=80=A2 Collect and disseminate data on production and trade of forest= products, through the Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire (JFSQ), in coopera= tion with FAO, Eurostat and International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITT= O).

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=E2=80=A2 Work on European Forest Outlook Study to collect, review and p= repare data for inclusion in models (EFI, Alterra, Hamburg University).

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=E2=80=A2 Data collection/data management:
- Qualitative and quant= itative indicators on sustainable forest management for next State of Europ= e's Forests (SoEF);
- Work with International Data Providers (IMF, Eu= rostat, ILO) to locate and use data for SoEF;
- Forest Products Stati= stics, including prices of forest products;
- Wood Balance.

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=E2=80=A2 Dissemination of statistical products:
- Timber Committe= e's website: http://timber.unece.org/index.php?id=3D84 in Excel, PDF= and HTML formats;
- CD-ROMs;
- On-line data on "State of = Forest and Sustainable Forest Management in Europe 2007" available thr= ough the UNECE Statistical Database;
- FRA 2010 results to official m= eetings, contacts in countries, other fora;
- Joint Wood Energy Enqui= ry (JWEE) to energy and forest sector, including database and analysis, inc= luding at meetings;
- Publications, e.g. the Forest Products Annual M= arket Review;
- Reports to governing bodies, particularly the Joint W= orking Party on Forest Economics and Statistics.

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Organizations and groups involved

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FAO
UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Sustainable Forest Management= and the Team on Forest Sector Outlook
Eurostat
International T= ropical Timber Organisation (ITTO)
Ministerial Conference on the Prot= ection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE)

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Activity 11.2: Analytical a= nd methodological work on forest sector statistics

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Description and objectives

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Analytical and methodological studies on different issues in the area of= forest sector statistics, including Forest Sector Country Profiles. Method= ological improvements in areas such as forest resource assessment and wood = balances. Analysis of forest resources, sustainability of forest management= , and forest products markets.

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Activities and output

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Analytical products:
=E2=80=A2 UNECE regional input to the global = Forest Resource Assessment (FRA) 2010 (to be published by FAO);
=E2= =80=A2 Forest Products Annual Market Review, published as a Study Paper; =E2=80=A2 Forest Sector Country profiles, published as Discussion Paper= s;
=E2=80=A2 Outlook Study.

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Methodological work:

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=E2=80=A2 Activities by the Team of Specialists on Eastern Europe on for= est resources and sustainable forest management, on forest products markets= and marketing, on policies and institutions.
=E2=80=A2 Discussions w= ith Member States at the Joint FAO/UNECE Working Party on Forest Economics = and Statistics on methodological issues.
=E2=80=A2 Create and maintai= n terms and definitions, specifications and classifications in consultation= with partners and stakeholders, in particular for the FRA.
=E2=80=A2= Provide inputs to international statistical classifications, e.g. Harmonis= ed System, International Standard Industrial Classification.
=E2=80= =A2 Establish a concept of National Wood Resource Balance.
=E2=80=A2 = Pursue conversion factor work to improve understanding of relationships bet= ween products and standing timber.
=E2=80=A2 Develop methodology and = definitions for Joint Wood Energy Enquiry with IEA, FAO and Eurostat.
= =E2=80=A2 Cooperate with Joint Research Centre (JRC) which is carrying out= work in real-time analysis of fires and increasing use of national forest = inventory information.
=E2=80=A2 Organization of the meetings of the = Joint FAO/UNECE Working Party on Forest Economics and Statistics (annual se= ssions, intergovernmental, usually in March).
=E2=80=A2 Organisation = of the annual meetings of the Inter-secretariat Working Group on Forest Sec= tor Statistics (membership: UNECE, FAO, Eurostat, ITTO, OECD, EEA, CEC). =E2=80=A2 Organisation of the meetings of the Inter-Secretariat Working= Group on Forest Policies and Institutions (membership: UNECE, FAO, MCPFE).=
=E2=80=A2 Organisation of the meetings of the Teams of Specialists. =

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Organizations and groups involved

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Commission for Environmental Cooperation
European Environment Agen= cy
Eurostat
FAO
International Energy Agency
ITTO JRC
OECD
Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forest= s in Europe (MCPFE)

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Activity 11.3: Technical co= operation on forest sector statistics

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Description and objectives

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Capacity building in member countries through workshops and meetings of = national correspondents, and through the guidelines for the implementation = of international projects, like Forest Resource Assessment (FRA).

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Activities and output

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=E2=80=A2 Work with member countries through Team of Specialists to comp= lete replies to State of Europe's Forests report.

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Organizations and groups involved

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European Environment Agency
FAO
Ministerial Conference on th= e Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE).

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