Agricultural Development Economics
 

The State of Food and Agriculture 2016
Climate change, agriculture and food security

What is the evidence that climate change is affecting food security and agriculture? What should governments, farmers and food producers do in order to facilitate an effective response to a changing global climate? How can the agriculture sectors contribute to containing greenhouse gas emissions?

The 2016 edition of The State of Food and Agriculture provides answers to these and other questions. The report includes an analysis of current and future impacts of climate change, indicating viable paths that a range of stakeholders should pursue in order to respond to them. It also shows how to overcome barriers that could prevent the adoption of appropriate response measures.

Latest publications

This paper aims at presenting empirical evidence from Zambia to better understand the linkages between climatic shocks, livelihood diversification and [...]
This paper assesses past trends in agricultural land and labour productivity, as a test whether it is feasible to meet [...]
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains the world’s most food-insecure region characterized by high levels of child mortality and poverty and low [...]
Food security in Tanzania is projected to deteriorate as a result of climate change. In spite of the Government’s efforts [...]

News and events

Committee on World Food Security

Rome, Italy ( 17-21 October 2016 )

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work [...]

Rural transformation, agricultural and food system transition: Building the evidence base for policies that promote sustainable development, food and nutrition security and poverty reduction

FAO Headquarters ( 19-20 September 2016 )

The conference will bring together researchers and policy makers from around the world in an effort to provide evidence, promote [...]

Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security - Online consultation on the background document to the CFS Forum

( Until 5 April 2016 )

Contribute to the elaboration of a CFS background document to support the discussions at the Forum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for [...]

Online consultations for a knowledge sharing platform on resilience

( Until 6 March 2016 )

Online consultation to ensure that the knowledge sharing platform answers the needs of the resilience community and that it generates [...]

Agricultural Development Economics

The focal point for FAO's economic research and policy analysis for food security and sustainable development.