Agricultural Development Economics
14 Sep 2011

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?

07 Mar 2011

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 [...]

14 Feb 2011

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.

25 Jan 2011

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.

18 Jan 2011

FSN Online Discussion: Addressing food security in biofuel certification

Over the past few years, a number of voluntary sustainability standards for the certification of biofuels have been developed. You are invited to share your views on the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) food security principle and criteria and on broader issues related to addressing food security in biofuel certification.

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