Welcome to the CountrySTAT website

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 National Sensitization and Users Seminar, June 20, 2013

CountrySTAT National Sensitization and Users Seminar took place in the premises of the hotel Lemigo in Kigali, on 20th of June, and was attended by around 60 participants from the Ministries, representatives of the Technical and Financial Partners, Secretaries and General Managers of various departments, members of the Technical Working Group CountrySTAT-Rwanda and the media.


This seminar has been organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The objective of the seminar was to sensitize national authorities and development partners on the importance of CountrySTAT so that they support and actively participate in its consolidation and sustainability, as well as to popularize CountrySTAT with the major users of statistical data.



Republic of Rwanda

LAND (1000 ha)






PRODUCTION (1000 tonnes)








Sweet Potatoes



Rwandan franc


Food & Agriculture

Organization of the

United Nations