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CountrySTAT: monitoring trends and making better policies starts here
If you are a researcher, student, journalist or policy maker looking for country-specific data, FAO provides many resources offering exactly this. One of these resources is CountrySTAT, a nationally-owned, online database of food and agriculture statistics at regional, national and subnational levels. CountrySTAT allows users...
19 May 2017
Preserving agricultural heritage around the world
You might know about, or have even visited, Machu Picchu and the Cusco region of Peru. Perhaps you have also heard about Egypt’s Siwa oasis, China’s Hani rice terraces or Bangladesh’s floating gardens? More than likely, you have eaten dates and pistachios or drank Jasmine...
13 Apr 2017
Indigenous Peoples’ rights around the world
As part of the activities to mark the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), FAO is releasing a new database of country factsheets highlighting the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights in various countries around the world. Indigenous peoples...
04 Apr 2017
Groundbreaking laws at your fingertips in an all new FAOLEX
FAO is helping countries make eradicating hunger the law of the land. France now bans supermarkets from throwing away unsold food. Bolivia’s new law promotes healthy eating and Nepal has made the Right to Food a fundamental right for its citizens. Legislation is vital in shaping a...
03 Mar 2017
FAOSTAT offers easy-to-access data on key agricultural and country indicators
Biotechnology and drones may be the most visible innovations in the world of agriculture, but spare a thought for new approaches to data dissemination. Data - costly to produce and often complex to communicate - is the key decision-support tool for policy makers. FAOSTAT offers free,...
03 Mar 2017
Search for country documentation and more in FAO’s Document Repository
The FAO Document Repository (FDR) is an online digital library that collects and disseminates current FAO materials and preserves the Organization’s information for the future. The FDR allows users to easily access FAO’s wealth of materials, including books, journals, articles, newsletters, posters and project...
03 Mar 2017