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Call for papers - Eighth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics
Call for papers - Eighth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics

Organization Name: ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute

Apply By: 30 Apr 2019

Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Presentation Date: 18 Nov. 2019 - 21 Nov. 2019

Title: Call for papers - Eighth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics

Deadline: 30th April 2019

International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS) is a series of conferences, sponsored by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Bank (WB), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other international development agencies. ICAS started in 1998 in response to overarching need for better agricultural data worldwide and is held every three years to address issues of agricultural statistics (information/data) development. United States, Italy, Mexico, China, Uganda and Brazil have been the host countries for ICAS in the past. More details about the series of International Conferences on Agricultural Statistics is available at http://www.fao.org/economic/ess/ess-events/ess-icas/en/

Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW), Government of India is hosting the Eighth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS VIII) during November, 18-21, 2019 at New Delhi. The conference is being organized jointly by ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (ICAR-IASRI), Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (ISAS) and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) under the auspices of International Statistical Institute (ISI), Committee on Agricultural Statistics (ISI-CAS).

The theme of the ICAS-VIII is Statistics for Transformation of Agriculture to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The theme has been selected keeping in view the challenge faced by most statistical systems to generate data for monitoring social, economic and environmental dimensions of agricultural practices and policies to promote overall well-being.

The Opening Ceremony for ICAS-VIII will take place on November 18 at the National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC), New Delhi. On November 19-21, there will be plenary sessions, parallel sessions, and a poster session, at the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi.

Potential themes for the sessions and topic of papers include the following:

  • Data Analysis / Data Integration
  • Data Sources / Data Collection/ Data Quality
  • Data Dissemination & Communication
  • Use of statistics for policy making & research
  • Food Security, Poverty, Rural Development and Social Dimensions of Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agricultural Production and Consumption
  • Natural Resource use in Agriculture
  • Climate Change and Environmental Issues
  • Social protection and risk mitigation measures in agriculture
  • Capacity building in Agricultural Statistics

Following ICAS-VIII, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will organize a two-day training session on Methodology for Agricultural Censuses and Surveys on November 22 - 23, 2019 at National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC), New Delhi.

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