This paper outlines the ways in which countries are using innovative collaborative models to produce better agri-food systems statistics. People on the front lines of these debates speak to what works—and what doesn’t—for developing country-wide strategies to build capacity, share information and create data ecosystems that meet the needs of policymakers, farmers, families and communities facing food insecurity.

The paper details experiences shared by country-level actors through interviews and a peer exchange across Spring 2021. The report is a follow-up to Data for Food Security: How can the international community drive transformative change? that summarized the key recommendations to donors and international actors on ways to create better agri-food systems data.