Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
In accordance with Article VI-1 of the FAO Constitution, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) is organizing the twenty-sixth session of the Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS 26), in Thimphu, 15-19 February 2016 at the kind invitation of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
The Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS) is a statutory body of FAO. APCAS brings together senior statistics officials from FAO member countries of the Asia and Pacific region, who are responsible for the development of agricultural statistics in their respective countries. They review the developments in their agricultural statistical systems since the last session and exchange ideas with experts from FAO and other organizations on the state of food and agricultural statistics in the region. FAO uses this occasion to inform the member countries about its activities in during the preceding biennium, particularly in Asia and the Pacific region.