Tuesday, September 6, 2022

ICAS Ninth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics

ICAS focuses on fostering and leveraging best practices and research in response to the changing needs and opportunities for agricultural statistics. ICAS brings together experts from around the world to share research and operational accomplishments, and to explore the latest methodological innovations by countries and development partners.

ICAS IX will be held over three days in May 2023 in Washington, DC, and will be organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the World Bank, in coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and under the aegis of the Committee on Agricultural Statistics of the ISI. This will be the 25th anniversary of the first ICAS, which also took place in Washington, DC, in 1998.


The Scientific Program will include keynote addresses, plenary sessions, multiple concurrent sessions focusing on a variety of themes, and poster session(s). 

 Potential Themes for Sessions and Papers:

  • Food Security Diets and Nutrition
  • Rural Development, poverty and social issues
  • Climate Change and Environmental Issues
  • Sustainable agriculture production and consumption
  • Markets, Prices and Value chains
  • Shocks, risks and resilience
  • Natural Resource Use
  • Data collection / Data Quality
  • Alternative data sources / data integration / data interoperability
  • Innovative approaches to data analysis
  • Data access / Data Dissemination / Data Use for policy making
  • Capacity Building in Agricultural Statistics


ICAS will be preceded by a two-day training session for young (or new) statisticians, particularly from developing countries, which is organized by the USDA. A scholarship contest to attend this Young Statistician Seminar (and ICAS) will be announced.  

Partner organizations are encouraged to enrich the scientific content of the conference with their own side events and they are encouraged to reach out to the conference organizers.


  • July 31, 2022 — Call for papers
  • Oct 14, 2022 — Submission of abstracts
  • Jan 20, 2023 — Draft papers due
  • May 15 – 19 2023 — ICAS and ICAS Side Events

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