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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2011

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2011 highlights the differential impacts that the world food crisis of 2006-08 had on different countries, with the poorest being most affected. This year’s report describes the effects of price volatility on food security and presents policy options to reduce volatility.


Looking Ahead in World Food and Agriculture

What’s the status of the debate on long terms prospects for world food and agriculture? How is growth going to affect agriculture and the food economy in the coming decades? Are the natural resources available, such as land and water, sufficient to feed a growing population?


The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11

The 2010-11 edition of The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) was released  on 7 March 2011. This year's SOFA focuses on the role of women in agriculture, making a strong business case for addressing gender issues in agriculture and rural employment. It reveals how the agriculture sector is underperforming [...]


Country Briefs for over 30 Countries Available

These country briefs cover the period from September to December 2010 and cover cereal and livestock prices, government policies, disasters and conflicts, and vegetation cover.


Online consultations for the High Level Panel of Experts of the CFS

FSN Forum

The Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the CFS is holding two open consultations on price volatility and on land tenure and international investments in agriculture.


Global Forum discussion