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Agriculture Statistics User Conference 2016

On Tuesday 23rd February 2016, RESAS Agriculture Statistics held its second User Conference at Victoria Quay in Edinburgh.

AGENDA

Time Event
09:30-10:00         Coffee
10:00-10:15   

Introduction

10:15-10:55   

The Future of Agriculture Statistics 
Neil White, Head of Agriculture Statistics, Scottish Government

Presentation
10:55-11:20    

Agri-culture Quiz

11.20-11:40

Coffee

11:40-12:15     Agriculture and the Greenhouse Gas Platform 
Dr Adrian Williams, Principal Research Fellow, School of Energy, Environment and Food, Cranfield  University                
Presentation
12:15-12:50    EPIC Use of Agriculture Data
Dr Aaron Reeves, EPIC Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks, Scotland's Rural College
Presentation
12:50-13:30   

Lunch

13:30-14:05    “Can remote sensing be used to detect land abandonment?”
Dr Matt Aitkenhead, Information and Computational Sciences, James Hutton Institute
Presentation
14:05-14:40   Open Data and Data Science
Gerry Scullion/Gregor Boyd, Office of the Chief Statistician, Scottish Government
Presentation
14:40-15:00  

Closing remarks

 

 

 

The presentations from the first user Agriculture Statistics User Conference held on 29th July 2013 can be accessed below, either as slideshows or as pdfs.  Some of the presentations contain notes.  To view notes, right-click on the slideshow files and select "Save target as" to download - they can then be viewed in edit mode.

Poster presentations from the conference are available at our graphical summaries page.

Contents:

Number Presentation Presenter Organisation Summary
01 Powerful Analysis Improving Outcomes Roger Halliday - Chief Statistician and Head of Statistics Profession Scottish Government (SG) The role of statistics in government and our vision for the future.
02 Agriculture Statistics Plan for 2013-14 and Beyond Neil White - Senior Statistician and Head of Agriculture Statistics Scottish Government (SG) An overview of activities within the Agriculture Statistics Unit, resources and implications, recent successes and planned improvements.
03 Scottish Agriculture in Numbers Andrew Walker - Senior Assistant Statistician and Farm Accounts Survey Manager Scottish Government (SG) Recent statistical findings from a  variety of SG Agriculture Statistics sources.
04 Mapping Stocking Rates in Scotland: integrating JACS and IACS data Dr Keith Matthews - Senior Research Scientist The James Hutton Institute (JHI) A look at recent work of JHI estimating stocking rates from SG agriculture data sources and CAP reform implications.
05 User Feedback (Breakout Session 1) Mal Cooke and Andrew Walker Scottish Government (SG) User feedback session on published resources and user engagement.
06 Farm Viability Andrew Barnes - Agricultural Economist and Reader in Behavioural Change and Innovation Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) An overview of recent work using SG agriculture data to identify farm viability over time to identify change and drivers of change
07 New Farm Typology Neil White - or Statistician and Head of Agriculture Statistics Scottish Government (SG) Outline of changes to farm classifications, the resulting impacts and effects on time series.
08 CTS Results and TIFF Review Mal Cooke - Statistician Scottish Government (SG) Use of data from Cattle Tracing Scheme (CTS) to improve estimates and reduce burden, and an overview of methodological changes to Total Income From Farming (TIFF) and the effect on resulting estimates.
09 Informing Policy Making with Statistics (1 of 2) John Brownlee - Senior Policy Adviser on CAP Reform and Crop Policy Scottish Government (SG) These presentations outline the role of agriculture in the policy process and, as a particular example, explore how evidence is being used to inform the Scotland Rural Development Programme for 2014-15.
10 Informing Policy Making with Statistics (2 of 2) Richard Murray - Senior Economist and head of Rural Analysis Scottish Government (SG) These presentations outline the role of agriculture in the policy process and, as a particular example, explore how evidence is being used to inform the Scotland Rural Development Programme for 2014-15.

 

Presentations as slideshows

Downloadable documents:

Title: 2013 Agriculture Statistics User Conference
Description: This page contains the presentations from the 2013 Agriculture Statistics User Conference.
File: Powerful Analysis Improving Outcomes [PPTX, 594.4 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File: Agriculture Statistics Plan [PPTX, 214.9 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File: Scottish Agriculture in Numbers [PPTX, 2153.1 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File: Mapping Stocking Rates in Scotland [PPTX, 6040.3 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File: User Feedback [PPTX, 1177.0 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File: Farm Viability [PPTX, 245.9 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File: New Farm Typology [PPTX, 103.9 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File: CTS Results and TIFF Review [PPTX, 2244.0 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File: Informing Policy Making with Statistics 1 [PPTX, 158.5 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File: Informing Policy Making with Statistics 2 [PPTX, 97.3 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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Presentations in Portable Document Format (PDF)

Downloadable documents:

Title: 2013 Agriculture Statistics User Conference
Description: This page contains the presentations from the 2013 Agriculture Statistics User Conference.
File: Powerful Analysis Improving Outcomes [PDF, 391.5 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File: Agriculture Statistics Plan [PDF, 233.6 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File: Scottish Agriculture in Numbers [PDF, 1676.9 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File: Mapping Stocking Rates in Scotland [PDF, 1865.9 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File: User Feedback [PDF, 1057.7 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File: Farm Viability [PDF, 592.3 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File: New Farm Typology [PDF, 260.6 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File: CTS Results and TIFF Review [PDF, 10155.5 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File: Informing Policy Making with Statistics 1 [PDF, 537.4 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File: Informing Policy Making with Statistics 2 [PDF, 157.5 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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Presentations as slideshows

Downloadable documents:

Title:Agriculture Statistics User Conference 2016
Description:This page contains the Agenda for the 2016 Agriculture Statistics User Conference.
File:Powerful Analysis Improving Outcomes [PPTX, 594.4 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File:Agriculture Statistics Plan [PPTX, 214.9 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File:Scottish Agriculture in Numbers [PPTX, 2153.1 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File:Mapping Stocking Rates in Scotland [PPTX, 6040.3 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File:User Feedback [PPTX, 1177.0 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File:Farm Viability [PPTX, 245.9 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File:New Farm Typology [PPTX, 103.9 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File:CTS Results and TIFF Review [PPTX, 2244.0 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File:Informing Policy Making with Statistics 1 [PPTX, 158.5 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File:Informing Policy Making with Statistics 2 [PPTX, 97.3 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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Presentations in Portable Document Format (PDF)

Downloadable documents:

Title:Agriculture Statistics User Conference 2016
Description:This page contains the Agenda for the 2016 Agriculture Statistics User Conference.
File:Powerful Analysis Improving Outcomes [PDF, 391.5 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
Open | Open in new window
File:Agriculture Statistics Plan [PDF, 233.6 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
Open | Open in new window
File:Scottish Agriculture in Numbers [PDF, 1676.9 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
Open | Open in new window
File:Mapping Stocking Rates in Scotland [PDF, 1865.9 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File:User Feedback [PDF, 1057.7 kb: 08 Aug 2013]
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File:Farm Viability [PDF, 592.3 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File:New Farm Typology [PDF, 260.6 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File:CTS Results and TIFF Review [PDF, 10155.5 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File:Informing Policy Making with Statistics 1 [PDF, 537.4 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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File:Informing Policy Making with Statistics 2 [PDF, 157.5 kb: 29 Aug 2013]
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