Welcome to the ICASV Archive site
You are welcome to browse the ICAS V records and reading materials provided as a source of knowledge and future reference. They include, but are not necessarily limited to, the United Nations Global Strategy on Agricultural Statistics as well as the ICAS V preparatory arrangements and various subsequent reports of the conference. It also displays a beautiful photo gallery covering the entire range of conference activities. The site, therefore, is interesting to visit as a true record of the events that took place both in Kampala and in earlier venues. Besides, the portal also has several links to other websites such as the FAO, sponsoring agencies and some local organising institutions in Uganda.
Welcome to the ICASV Archive Website
The need to have a strategic approach to the development and improving the National Statistical Systems including building of capacity in Agricultural Statistics was recognized much earlier during the 1980’s. Various discussions have through the times focused on providing information to monitor poverty related development programmes particularly in low income countries that persistently depend on the agricultural sector.
Consensus was built on developing national statistical systems that can meet the monitoring and evaluation requirements of development frameworks such as PRSP’s, MDG’s and other national / regional development plans. PARIS21 attested to this progress by observing the recommendations of mainstreaming strategic planning of statistical systems and preparing “National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS)” for all low income countries by 2006. Agriculture is a key sector in many economies of the world but its monitoring tools called Agricultural Statistics are in many cases not well developed and in some cases not worthy quoting.
There has been a series of International Conferences on the development of Agricultural Statistics (ICAS) meetings since the first one that was held in Washington DC (1998). ICAS conferences have been held every 3 years to provide sufficient time to address issues and recommendations of Agricultural Statistics (information/data) development .... ... read more