Data collection is critical for food security in Africa: FAO expert

24 December 2013

The value of data collection and coordination in food security goes far beyond the numbers, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Improving the quality, availability and relevance of data on food and agriculture has become a key priority as Africa strives to develop more effective policies to tackle its persistent food security problems.

But what role do these statistics play in food security and how are they relevant to farmers?

Sangita Dubey a Senior Statistician at FAO tells Sandra Ferrari that data is important for making decisions at various levels.

Duration: 3'56"

 

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