Food And Agriculture Data Collection Challenges

An official of the food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, has been outlining the challenges faced by persons who collect data on losses in the agricultural sector, following a natural disaster.

The issue was raised by FAO Representative Dr. Sel-vara-ju Rama-samy, at the start of a two-day workshop aimed at providing information on reducing risks and recovery after natural disasters.

Dr. Rama-samy, said these challenges arise because of inadequate information, lack of co-ordination, information gaps and logistics.

He said the workshop is important as it will enable the participants to understand which data is important, and the steps that must be taken to secure accurate information.