ICAS VII - Seventh International Conference on Agricultural Statistics
26 October 2016, Rome Italy - Event: Seventh International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS VII), FAO headquarters (Green Room).

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The Seventh International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS VII) is organized by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat), in close collaboration with FAO, and will be held at FAO Headquarters on 26-28 October 2016. ICAS Conferences are organized every 3 years and convene senior agricultural statisticians representing national statistical offices and ministries of agriculture from all over the world. The Conference is open to all producers and users of agricultural statistics, from government entities, academia, development partners and international organizations.
ICAS VII will provide an ideal occasion to discuss research studies and best practices supporting the indicators selected to monitor the agricultural-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context, the Conference will help to address the changing needs and opportunities for agricultural statistics under the overarching theme of “Modernization of Agricultural Statistics in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda”.
The International Scientific Programme Committee is co-chaired by the President of Istat (Prof. Giorgio Alleva) and the Chief Statistician of FAO and coordinates the work of 51 international senior experts who act as Session Organizers. The Scientific Programme of ICAS VII is organized in four plenary sessions, 48 parallel sessions and one poster session. Overall, 244 papers will be presented at one of the plenary or parallel sessions plus 116 poster-papers will be on display. Authors of the selected papers come from 84 countries (59 developing) and 6 International Organizations.
ICAS VII will last three days and it will be preceded by two 2-days training workshop organized respectively by the US Department of Agriculture (Training for Young Statisticians) and by Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural & Rural Statistics (Training and Outreach Workshop on Agricultural Surveys). On the occasion of the Conference a 1-day side-meeting will be organized by the International Association of Agricultural Economists and the Committee on Agricultural Statistics of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). Other events will be organized by Istat back-to-back to the Conference to celebrate the 90th year of its foundation.
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