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EOI - Consultancy Services for Technical Assistance Expert in Agricultural Statistics - ECST
The assignment involves the provision of Technical Assistance to AfDB Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in new cost-effective methods for producing agricultural statistics (including Guidelines for Strategic Plans for the development of Agricultural and Rural Statistics -SPARS-). National Agricultural Statistical Systems (NASS) and data are in a sorry state in many African countries – the systems are weak, uncoordinated, poorly resourced, and essentially unsustainable. Moreover, their outputs are wanting in terms of quantity, quality, and dissemination. The situation has been exacerbated by new data requirements to inform policy on emerging development issues such as food production vs. biofuels, global warming, environment, and food security.