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Foundations of CountrySTAT

This e-learning course provides the essential knowledge to fully appreciate the use and benefits of CountrySTAT.


The target audience of the e-learning course includes:

  • the end users of the CountrySTAT website (for example policy and decision-makers, researchers, economists, analysts and national farmers associations). They will benefit in particular from completing the first unit of the course; and
  • those who participate and contribute to the publication of statistics on food and agriculture on the CountrySTAT website (in particular Members of the CountrySTAT National Secretariat, National Coordinators, Members of the Technical Working Group and Members of Regional Organizations).


The course consist of two units and each unit is organized into 3 lessons, for a total of 6 lessons. Lessons last approximately 30 to 45 minutes each:

Unit 1 CountrySTAT knowledge base

  • Lesson 1.1 Discovering CountrySTAT
  • Lesson 1.2 The CountrySTAT website and those who make it happen
  • Lesson 1.3 International concepts, definitions and classification

Unit 2 The CountrySTAT process for improving quality

  • Lesson 2.1 Promoting reliability during data collection
  • Lesson 2.2 Harmonizing and validating the data: the TWG meeting
  • Lesson 2.3 Finalizing the data for the CountrySTAT website