Seventh International Conference on Agriculture Statistics (ICAS VII) – Call For Papers
The Seventh International Conference on Agriculture Statistics will take place on 26-28 October 2016 in Rome, Italy. Traditionally, it is preceded by a two day training session for young statisticians, particularly from developing countries, which is organised by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Conference will be hosted by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) in close collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), under the leadership of an International Scientific Programme Committee, which is co-chaired by the President of Istat and the Chief Statistician of FAO.
The Conference will provide an ideal occasion to respond to changing needs and opportunities for agricultural statistics, especially in terms of supporting the indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals, to be endorsed by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2016. Given the nature of the Conference, all statisticians involved in agricultural, forestry, fishery, and rural statistics, including statisticians from developing countries, are encouraged to participate.
We are pleased to share the Call for Papers and invite you to disseminate the document to your staff and your professional network in order to ensure broad participation in the Conference from key stakeholders in food and agriculture statistics.
Proposals for papers can already be submitted via the ICAS VII website until 31 JUL 2015. For more information on sessions, session formats, topics and selection criteria please consult the attached Call for Papers document or visit the ICAS VII website at http://icas2016.istat.it.