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The State of Food and Agriculture 2014
Innovation in family farming

2014

More than 500 million family farms manage the majority of the world's agricultural land and produce most of the world's food. We need family farms to ensure global food security, to care for and protect the natural environment and to end poverty, undernourishment and malnutrition. Goals can be thoroughly achieved [...]

Voices of the Hungry brochure
Measuring food insecurity through people's experiences

2014

The FAO initiative Voices of the Hungry measures food insecurity worldwide, using an experience-based tool that can easily be applied in many different contexts.

Now-casting regional consumer food inflation
FAO statistical working paper series 14-07

2014

This paper presents the methodological framework used by FAO’s Statistics Division to now-cast consumer food inflation at regional level. Hybrid ARIMA-GARCH models are estimated for each region, with additional explanatory variables constructed from a large and high-frequency dataset.

Selecting a core set of indicators for monitoring global food security: A methodological proposal
FAO statistical working paper series 14-06

2014

This paper proposes a methodology to select indicators in multidimensional assessments, such as the ones required for the measurement of food security. By linking the overarching objectives of the evaluation to the nature of the indicators, this methodology is able to discriminate among the hundreds of indicators proposed.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014
Strengthening the enabling environment for food security and nutrition

2014

SOFI 2014 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the MDG and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. A stock-taking of where we stand on reducing hunger and malnutrition shows that progress in hunger reduction has continued but that substantial additional effort is still needed.

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