Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

10- 14 February 2020, Padma Resort Legian, Bali, Indonesia

In accordance with Article VI-1 of the FAO Constitution, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) organized the twenty-eighth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS 28), in Bali, 10-14 February 2020 at the kind invitation of Indonesia.

Purpose of the meeting

The Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS) is a statutory body of FAO. APCAS brings together senior statistics officials from FAO member countries of the Asia and Pacific region, who are responsible for the development of agricultural statistics in their respective countries. They review the developments in their agricultural statistics systems since the last session and exchange ideas with experts from FAO and other organizations on the state of food and agricultural statistics in the region. FAO uses this occasion to inform the member countries about its activities during the preceding biennium, particularly in Asia and the Pacific region.

The prominent themes on the Agenda of this session are: FAO activities in the Asia and the Pacific region, FAO’s Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, The World Programme of the Census of Agriculture and Integrated Agriculture Surveys, Subsector Statistics, Use of ICT, Quality Assurance Frameworks, Open Data and Data Dissemination.

Membership of the Commission

As per the Statute of the Commission, the membership of the Commission is open to all Member Nations of FAO and Associate Members whose territories are situated wholly or partly in the Asia and the Pacific Region or who are responsible for the international relations of any non-self-governing territories in the Region. As of January 2020, 31 countries are members of APCAS, namely Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Lao PDR, Maldives, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Viet Nam.

FAO member nations interested in becoming a member of the Commission are welcome to contact the APCAS-Secretary for guidance in this regard.


Apart from delegates nominated by the member countries, FAO partner institutions are also invited as observers with a right to speak. FAO technical experts from Regional Office and headquarters take part in the deliberations.


Meeting documents

-APCAS/20/INF1: List of Documents

-APCAS/20/INF2: Information Note

-APCAS/20/INF3: List of Participants

-APCAS/20/INF4: Statute of the Commission

-APCAS/20/INF5: Report of the twenty-eighth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on agricultural statistics



– APCAS/20/3.1: Overview of activities in food and agriculture statistics and SDG Indicators relevant to Asia Pacific countries since the 27th APCAS Session (FAO)

– APCAS/20/3.2: Response rates to FAO questionnaires and data collection plans for 2020-21 (FAO)

– APCAS/20/3.3: Global Initiatives: FAO Capacity Development Programs (FAO)

– APCAS/20/4.1: Global Governance of the SDG Indicator and Monitoring Framework (FAO)

– APCAS/20/4.2: Statistical Capacity of Asia Pacific countries to monitor the FAO-relevant SDG indicators: results of the SDG Gap Assessment survey (FAO)

– APCAS/20/4.3.1: Governance and alignment of National and SDG Global Indicator Frameworks (India)

– APCAS/20/4.3.2: Governance and disaggregation of SDG Indicators (Philippines)

– APCAS/20/4.3.3: Governance of SDG indicators (Indonesia)

– APCAS/20/5.1: Overview of the Farm-based SDG Indicators (FAO)

– APCAS/20/5.2.1: A Desk Study in compiling SDG Indicator 2.4.1 (Sustainable Agriculture) (Vietnam)

– APCAS/20/5.2.2: Sampling and data collection to compile 5.a.1 – Women’s secure access to agriculture land in Bhutan (Bhutan)

– APCAS/20/5.2.3: 12.3.1 – Nepal’s food loss measurement feasibility study: A case for tomato and milk (Nepal)

– APCAS/20/5.2.4: 12.3.1 – Assessment of harvest and post- harvest losses of banana and mung bean commodities in Thailand (Thailand)

– APCAS/20/6.1: Overview of Volume 2 of the WCA 2020: Operational Guidelines (FAO)

– APCAS/20/6.2: AGRIS and the 50×2030 initiative (FAO)

– APCAS/20/6.3.1: Implementation and results of Cambodia’s Integrated Agriculture Survey 2019

 – APCAS/20/6.3.2: Alternative sources of agriculture statistics: commercial agriculture from the Economic Census of Nepal

– APCAS/20/6.3.3: Linkages between Bhutan’s 2017 Population and Housing Census and the 2019 Renewable Natural Resources Census

– APCAS/20/6.3.4: Results of the first Timor Leste Agriculture Census 2019

– APCAS/20/6.3.5: Experience integrating the Lao Economic and Agriculture Census listing

– APCAS/20/6.3.6: Use of Administrative Land Records in India’s Agriculture Census

– APCAS/20/6.3.7: Multi-stage sampling in the Pakistan Integrated Agriculture Census

– APCAS/20/6.3.8: Planning for the Samoa Agriculture Census 2020

– APCAS/20/7.1: Differences and complementarities of different assessments of food insecurity: the Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU), Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) and Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS)

– APCAS/20/7.2: Methodological progress on the compilation of the Food Balance Sheets (FBS) (FAO)

– APCAS/20/7.3.1: Compiling FBS in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

– APCAS/20/7.3.2: Compiling the PoU (Samoa)

– APCAS/20/7.3.3: A Comparison of FIES and HFIAS in the Philippines (Philippines)

– APCAS/20/7.3.4: Pacific Strategy for Food Security Indicators

– APCAS/20/7.4: On-line tools for FIES data validation and indicator compilation (FAO)

– APCAS/20/8.1: FAO presentation

– APCAS/20/8.2: Methodology for assessment of statistical capacity of Indian agriculture system (India)

– APCAS/20/9.1: UN Reform and the Regional Reform: strengthening the regional data and statistics eco-system (ESCAP)

– APCAS/20/9.2: Coordinating Technical Assistance to Pacific Island Countries (FAO, SPC)

– APCAS/20/9.3: Technical cooperation projects and the FAO Budget cycle (FAO)

– APCAS/20/12.1: Overview of the Use of ICT and Remote Sensing in Agriculture Statistics (China)

– APCAS/20/12.2: Comparison of Farmer Observations, GNSS in Area Estimation, and Remote Sensing (ADB)

– APCAS/20/12.3.1: Field Collection Monitoring using CAPI and CSPro (Timor Leste)

– APCAS/20/12.3.2: Use of ICT for Agriculture Statistics (Republic of Korea)

– APCAS/20/12.3.3: Bring your own device approach (India)

– APCAS/20/13.1: International perspective (FAO)

– APCAS/20/13.2.1: SEAFDEC

– APCAS/20/13.2.2: SPC

– APCAS/20/13.3.1: Indonesia’s One data policy for fishery/ aquaculture data (Indonesia)

– APCAS/20/13.3.2: Problems in fishery data collection and challenges vs SDGs (Tonga)

– APCAS/20/13.3.3: Fisheries data in Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

– APCAS/20/14.1: The livestock census and nomadic livestock strategy (FAO)

– APCAS/20/14.2: SDG indicators related to Livestock and Biodiversity (FAO)

– APCAS/20/14.3.1: Livestock statistics in China

– APCAS/20/14.3.2: The Livestock Census of Myanmar

– APCAS/20/14.3.3: Planning for the Livestock Census of Mongolia

– APCAS/20/14.3.4: Data collection strategies for livestock statistics in the Pakistan Integrated Agriculture Census


Source : Fao