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The Database of International Statistical Activities (DISA) lists the activities of over 30 statistical organizations active in the UNECE region. Updated every year, DISA is a coherent catalogue of planned work in international statistics over the coming year.  

Ongoing methodological work:

• FAO has developed, in cooperation with national governments and development partners, a Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (henceforward the "Global Strategy"); the Global Strategy was adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in February 2010. Global and regional implementation plans of the Global Strategy are being developed with the plan for Africa being finalized.

Priority objectives:

• Collect and compile subject-specific statistical modules, expand coverage, improve the quality and timeliness of data dissemination;
• Focus on the implementation of the Global Strategy, including related capacity building;
• Review of the key statistics of the domain on farm machinery and implements.

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Finalization of the Global Strategy and including the corresponding fund raising activities;
• Methodological Review of World Census of Agriculture 2000.

Meeting to be organized in 2011:

• Regional training on sampling techniques in Latin America, Near East, and Africa;
• Meeting with African Commission on Agricultural Statistics;
• Meeting of the FAO/OEA-CIE/IICA Working Group on Agricultural and Livestock Statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dissemination and coordination of data collection

Ongoing work:

• Dissemination programme for food and agriculture statistics via the FAOSTAT database, available at (http://faostat.fao.org). The FAO Statistical Yearbook consolidates FAO's agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics.
• Work to continue on the development of metadata on crops and livestock as well as price and resource statistics, which are integral part of all data disseminated by FAOSTAT.
• Major work to continue on upgrading and developing the webpage of FAO's Statistics Division http://www.fao.org/statistics/www.fao.org/corp/statistics/en/

Priority objectives:

• Publication of new estimates for the number and prevalence of undernourishment as well as other FAOSTAT data series.

Dissemination and coordination of data collection

Ongoing work:

• The dissemination programme for food and agriculture statistics via the FAOSTAT database available at (http://faostat.fao.org).
• The FAO Statistical Yearbook to consolidate FAO's agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics.
• Work to continue on the development of metadata on crops and livestock as well as prices and resources, which underlies the data disseminated by FAOSTAT.
• Major work to continue on upgrading and developing the webpage of FAO's Statistics Division http://www.fao.org/economic/statistics/

Priority objectives:

• Publication of new undernourished estimates and FAOSTAT data series.

Government expenditure on agriculture & Official Development Assistance to Agriculture (ODA), Capital Stocks and External Assistance to Agriculture

• Continued compilation of government expenditure on agriculture by sub-sectors of main activities, subsidies or taxes on agriculture, total government expenditures; updates of the database on capital stocks in agriculture and external assistance to agriculture.

Fishery statistics

Ongoing methodological work:

• Revision of CWP Handbook of fishery and aquaculture statistics, especially for the components of "aquaculture", "catch and effort data", "vessel related information", "social economic data" and "ecosystem information".
• Separation of small and large pelagic fish as well as separation of diadromous fish from fresh fish in estimation procedure of apparent food consumption of fish and fishery products.
• Development of guidelines and case studies for the implementation of Global Strategy, wrt. to the fishery and aquaculture sector.

Priority objectives beyond 2011:

• Establishing standard procedures and guidelines to monitor all aspects of fishery and aquaculture sector, in comparable way with other sectors' information.
• Disseminating global status of various aspects of fishery and aquaculture sector based on best available information to assist sustainable management of the sector.
• Continued improvement of the quality and timeliness of FAO-collated fishery statistics and information. Specific emphasis of this year includes re-construction of fleet statistics, re-designing capture and aquaculture production, and integration of catch statistics maintained by Regional Fishery Bodies in unified format.
• Coordination to enhance and update global standards for terminology, data requirement, and guideline for the purpose of monitoring of and supporting management for aquaculture and capture fishery sectors.

Ongoing work:

• Data collection, evaluation, analyses and dissemination of fishery related information - capture production, aquaculture production, commodities and trade, disposition, food-consumption of fishery products, fishers and fleets.
• Annual release of FAO Yearbook-Fishery Statistics for Capture Fisheries production, Aquaculture Production, Commodities and Apparent Consumption.
• On-line dissemination of statistics through FIGIS (Fisheries Global Information System, http://www.fao.org/fishery/statistics/en) together with software for database handling, data collection and analyses. Data and software are also available as complementary CD version. Substantial update of the statistics dissemination software (FishStat) is in process since 2009.
• On-line dissemination of statistical guidelines, standards, and classifications relevant to fisheries and aquaculture, together with fisheries and stock status information provided from international and regional fisheries bodies through partnership arrangement of FIRMS (Fisheries Resources Monitoring System).
• Technical assistance for fishery and aquaculture data collection and monitoring system development along the line with the Strategy for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Capture Fisheries (Strategy-STF) and Strategy and Outline Plan for Improving Information on Status and Trends of Aquaculture (Strategy-STA).

New work to be undertaken in 2011:

• Retrieval and reconstruction of trade and commodities data prior to 1980.
• Assembling fleet information for evaluation of current status and recent trend of global fleets and fishing capacity.
• Collating and analyzing hatchery production data, stocking information and utilization of wild seeds, to describe the global status of fishery-aquaculture interaction and to establish monitoring standards in this aspect.

Meeting to be organized in 2011:

• The Inter-sessional Fishery Group meeting of Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP): July 2011, La Jolla, USA.
• Regional Workshop in identifying capacity building needs in fisheries statistics and data collection (Africa): April 2011, Tanzania
• Regional Workshop in identifying capacity building needs in fisheries statistics and data collection (South Pacific): to be decided

Forestry Statistics

Ongoing work:

• Annual release of forest products on-line statistical databases - production, trade and bilateral trade matrices, available at: http://faostat.fao.org/site/630/default.aspx
http://faostat.fao.org/site/626/default.aspx#ancor
http://faostat.fao.org/site/628/default.aspx
• Yearbook of Forest Products (1 volume), hardcopy and on-line version
• Complementary CD-Rom version, the database containing all FAOSTAT-Forestry statistics.
• Pulp and Paper Capacity Survey 2010-2015 (1 Volume), hardcopy and on-line version.