World Food ProgrammeInternational Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentEuropean UnionFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations



Development of a Farm Data Monitoring System in Azerbaijan

16 Dec 2010
, Baku
, Asia - Caucasus, Azerbaijan


The Research Institute of Economy and the Organization of Agriculture (IEOA) under the Ministry of Agriculture has piloted the introduction of a Farm Data Monitoring Systems (FDMS), with assistance from an FAO-funded project. Significant achievements have been made such as:

  •  a Farm Data Unit (FDU) was established in the IEOA;
  • farm questionnaires were developed and tested;
  • a pilot survey of 140 farms was conducted in three regions;
  • a computer-based farm management survey data system was developed and tested; and
  • core IEOA staff were trained.

EC-FAO Programme activities aim at strengthening capacity within IEOA and other institutions to establish a sustainable country-wide system.


Hotel “Respublika Luks”, 24 Khagani str.

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The overall objective of the workshop is to build consensus on Programme activities for developing a Farm Data Monitoring System (FDMS)

 Specific objectives:

  • Present the EC/FAO Programme and interventions related to FDMS;
  • Review assistance provided under the FAO-funded project and results obtained;
  • Better understand the needs for farm data and expectations of users for a FDMS;
  • Provide an example of the use of FDMS analysis (“Capacity building in Rural Development for Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees in New Settlements of Aghdam District – GCP/AZE/003/SWI);
  • Present collaboration with a World Bank project which is a user of FDMS data and producer of data relevant to FDMS; and
  • Prepare a Workplan for implementing a country-wide FDMS.


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The “Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction” programme is funded by the European Union with additional resources provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The programme is managed by FAO and collaborates with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP)”