FAO’s work on the collection of statistical information on food and agriculture represents a core element of the Organization’s mandate. From its inception, FAO has endeavoured to maintain the best possible capacity to collect, process, validate, harmonize and analyse incoming data and generate accurate and timely information. Improving the quality, transparency, and access to FAO’s statistical data is an important priority.


FAO’s Food and agriculture database provides free access to food and agriculture statistics for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available.