Food and nutrition in numbers 2014 

Overcoming malnutrition in all of its forms – caloric undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity – requires a combination of interventions in different areas that guarantee the availability of and access to healthy diets. Among the key areas, interventions are required in food systems, public health systems and the provision of safe water and sanitation. This pocketbook not only focuses on indicators of food security and nutritional outcomes but also on the determinants that contribute to healthy lives.

The pocketbook is structured in two sections:

• Thematic spreads related to food security and nutrition, including detailed food consumption data collected from national household budget surveys
• Comprehensive country and regional profiles with indicators categorized by anthropometry, nutritional deficiencies, supplementation, dietary energy supplies


Meetings and events

Regional workshop to strengthen capacities of Sahel countries in monitoring hunger

24 Nov 2014 - 27 Nov 2014

Nouakchott, Mauritania

The aim of this four-day workshop is to launch the Sahel project on strengthening capacities of Sahel countries in monitoring hunger. The project is financed by the Government of Italy and is targeting five countries: Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger.

African Statistics Day

18 Nov 2014

Every year, on 18 November, African countries celebrates the African Statistics Day (ASD) with the objective of raising public awareness about the importance of statistics in economic and social development. The theme for 2014 is open data for accountability and inclusiveness

Expert meeting on emerging activities to combat climate change – use of FAO data and IPCC GHG inventory guidelines for agriculture and land use

13 Nov 2014 - 14 Nov 2014

The objective of this joint FAO-IPCC-IFAD Expert Meeting is to discuss the use of FAO data and IPCC GHG Inventory Guidelines for AFOLU with a view on emerging activities to combat climate change.