Open Access Opinion

Agricultural Statistics for Developing Countries: Where Do We Stand?

Alessandra Pelloni1* and IlariaTedesco2

1Department of Economics and Finance, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

2Platform for Agricultural Risk Management, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Italy

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 11, 2020;  Published Date: May 11, 2020


Agriculture is recognised as an essential engine for inclusive growth and poverty reduction in developing countries. However, the quantity and quality of available data and indicators in these countries is still insufficient to properly inform policy, due to decades of under-investment in data collection. The much-needed renewal process will require a protracted effort by both individual countries and multilateral agencies.

Keywords: Agriculture; Developing countries; Data; Productivity

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