Food is central to a healthy and sustainable future for the Pacific. Understanding the Pacific Food System is integral to making informed decisions around food production, distribution, and consumption. Access to reliable information is essential to making good decisions.
SPC's Statistics for Development Division seeks to support the whole statistical life cycle - from identifying an enduring need that data can support, through design and collection, and ultimately the analysis and dissemination of insight that feeds into decision-making.
International trade in food is an essential component of the global food system, with consequences ranging from environmental sustainability to public health. Evidence-based food policy requires analysis and interpretation of trade flows among countries.
The establishment of a Pacific Centre on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) 11 Field Implementation Tool (FIT) platform was the highlight of a 2-week training on the International Statistical Classification of Disease that concluded last week in Nadi, Fiji.
In 2017, the Government of Fiji, through its Bureau of Statistics, incorporated the Washington Group Short Set of Disability Questions in its national Population and Housing Census to collect disability data.