FAO launch consultation survey to improve the statistical and data services provided

27 May, 2021

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a short user consultation survey on AQUASTAT, the FAO global information system on water resources and agricultural water management.

The 2 minutes survey aims to improve the statistical and data services provided, and is accessible here.

AQUASTAT is the FAO global information system on water resources and agricultural water management. It collects, analyses and provides free access to over 180 variables and indicators by country from 1960. AQUASTAT draws on national capacities and expertise with an emphasis on Africa, the Near East, countries of the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. AQUASTAT plays a key role in the monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 that sets out to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”, and in particular indicators of target 6.4 on water stress and water use efficiency.