Bilateral Collaborative Effort on Agricultural Statistics

Buenos Aires, Argentina – On September 19-23, the Argentine Ministry of Agro-Industry welcomed two experts from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) as part of an initiative to encourage greater cooperation on agricultural statistics.

As agricultural powerhouses, the United States and Argentina are united in their mission to ensure global food security via greater productivity and better market information. The NASS delegation is visiting to learn more about Argentina’s agricultural statistics system and vice versa. The visit marks a collaborative effort by United States and Argentina to bolster data collection and analysis techniques as they play a greater role in the global market. Experts Mark Miller and David Luckenbach of NASS International Programs Office are honored to work with the Ministry and the country’s agricultural sector.  In addition to meetings in Buenos Aires, this visit also includes a trip to Buenos Aires province where the NASS experts will learn from local Ministry representatives in the cities of Junín and 25 de Mayo.

The visit was organized by the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Agricultural Affairs in Buenos Aires and the Ministry of Agro-Industry, in cooperation with NASS/USDA.