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End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Indicator 2.a.1: The agriculture orientation index for government expenditures

The agriculture orientation index for government expenditures


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The agriculture orientation index for UK government expenditures

Indicator description
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Unit of measurement

Agriculture Orientation Index (AOI)


The Agriculture Orientation Index (AOI) for Government Expenditures is defined as the Agriculture Share of Government Expenditures, divided by the Agriculture Share of GDP, where Agriculture refers to the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector. The measure in a currency-free index, calculated as the ratio of these two shares. National governments are requested to compile Government Expenditures according to the international Classification of Functions of Government (COFOG) codes, and Agriculture Share of GDP according to the System of National Accounts (SNA).


AOI = (Agriculture Share of Government Expenditures / Agriculture Share of GDP), where i) Agriculture Share of Government Expenditures = (Central Government Expenditures on Agriculture / Total Central Government Outlays); and ii) Agriculture Share of GDP = (Agriculture Value-Added / GDP Agriculture) refers to the Division A of ISIC Rev 4 (Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting), equal to Division A+B of ISIC Rev 3.2.

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Indicator name

The agriculture orientation index for government expenditures

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Target name

Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries

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Global indicator description

An Agriculture Orientation Index (AOI) greater than 1 reflects a higher orientation towards the agriculture sector, which receives a higher share of government spending relative to its contribution to economic value-added. An AOI less than 1 reflects a lower orientation to agriculture, while an AOI equal to 1 reflects neutrality in a government’s orientation to the agriculture sector.

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UN custodian agency

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

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Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)



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Statistical classification

Non-Official Statistic

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