Short Name
CountrySTAT Ghana

CountrySTAT is a statistical framework and applied information system for analysis and policy-making designed in order to organize, integrate and disseminate statistical data and metadata on food and agriculture coming from different sources.

CountrySTAT gathers and harmonizes scattered institutional statistical information so that information tables become compatible with each other at the country level and with data at the international level. The main objectives are to facilitate decision-maker's access to information and to bind data sources that are currently spread throughout the different institutions.
The CountrySTAT approach is based on the application of data and metadata standards of FAOSTAT and GAUL (Global Administrative Unit Layers). Many countries have shown interest and are adopting it into their national statistical system. Furthermore, CountrySTAT is accompanied by a capacity-building strategy at country level to make the system sustainable in the long-term. CountrySTAT is networking with FAOSTAT and other sister information systems like FENIX.

CountrySTAT Ghana

Ghana received a circular mission in May 2009 to backup the implementation of project activities, in particular, the mobilization of government support to the project at high level, to ensure ownership and sustainability.

During the mission a sensitization seminar of major stakeholders in Food and Agriculture Statistics took place. The National CountrySTAT Secretariat was established and in-country activities to further implement the project started.During the mission meetings were held with representatives of three Ministries namely: The Minister for Food and Agriculture; the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning; and the Minister for Trade and Industry. At these meetings the CountrySTAT philosophies were explained and a request for governmental support for the CountrySTAT Project in Ghana was made.

The CountrySTAT philosophy was accepted by all three ministries. Earlier the Ghana Statistical Service was appointed as the focal institution to work in collaboration with the Statistics, Research and Information Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The acceptance by the government of Ghana of the project and its mandate for the publication and dissemination of official data on the CountrySTAT web site was given by the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Honourable Kwesi Ahwoi. Evidence of this mandate is contained in the keynote address, which he delivered personally at the 21st Session of AFCAS, which was held in Accra from October 28-31, 2009; and also in the keynote address of the Government Statistician, which she read on behalf of the Minister for Food and Agriculture during the Launch of CountrySTAT Project in Accra-Ghana on December 3, 2009.


Key Indicators: http://www.countrystat.org/home.aspx?c=GHA&p=ke

Metadata: http://www.countrystat.org/home.aspx?c=GHA&p=ke

All Tables: http://www.countrystat.org/home.aspx?c=GHA&tr=-2


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