Short Name
CountrySTAT Nigeria

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 Nigeria

National Mandate for Official Data Publication and Dissemination on CountrySTAT Website The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is the apex statistical body in Nigeria charged with the responsibility of coordinating the orderly implementation of all statistical activities under the National Statistical System. However, through the NSDS, Ministries Departments and Agencies are empowered to generate those data specific to their sub sector and contribute to central database being managed by the NBS.

Accordingly, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has the mandate to generate and disseminate relevant data on agriculture in Nigeria. The Ministry is composed of the Federal Departments of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Fertilizer as well as other agencies.
The Ministry in collaboration with the NBS and other stake holders whose activities are critical to the production of food and agricultural data meet under the umbrella of the Technical Working Group of the CountrySTAT to screen and harmonize agro-food data from various sources and pass them to the Statistician General of the Federation for approval before publication in the countrySTAT website. In this way, the ownership and reliability of the data are assured.


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

Metadata: http://www.countrystat.org/home.aspx?c=NGA&p=me

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


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