CountrySTAT is a web-based information technology system for food and agriculture statistics at the national and subnational levels. It provides decision-makers access to statistics across thematic areas such as production, prices, trade and consumption. This support analysis and the monitoring of extreme poverty and hunger.
Since 2005, the Statistics Division of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has introduced CountrySTAT in over 20 countries in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
The CountrySTAT is a harmonized and synchronized data collection. CountrySTAT. It provides statistical standards, data exchange tools and related methods without using external data sources such as databases. The data source is a text file called a px-file. The application supports many languages. The layout can be easily changed to match the needs of users.
The CountrySTAT web system is easy to install and operate on a standard Windows XP professional machine. It is programmed in ASP with Visual Basic using internet information service and suitable software for Windows graphical and statistical output for the intranet and internet environment.
The programming with VB scripts, customized DLLs and additional Windows software ( PC-Axis family ) makes it a Windows Server machine. To use it with the internet requires an own dedicated windows server.