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FAO statistical yearbook 2014: Near East and North Africa food and agriculture


FAO Statistical Yearbooks present a visual synthesis of major trends and factors shaping the global food and agricultural landscape and their interplay with broader environmental, social and economic dimensions. It provides statistics and reliable indicators on food and agriculture that can be used for policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation.

The FAO Statistics Quality Assurance Framework


Statistics on food and agriculture provide the foundation for evidence-based policy making both for national governments and the international community. For FAO, a sound statistical basis plays a critical role in designing and targeting policies to reduce hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty.

Asia-Pacific Regional action plan to improve agricultural and rural statistics 2013-2017


The Action Plan represents a ground breaking effort with two essential goals: 1) halt the decline in the content and quality of agricultural production statistics by restoring sustainable systems to produce them and making use of new methods and technologies;2) meet the emerging data requirements not only to support policy [...]

FAO Statistical Yearbook 2013 - World food and agriculture


The FAO Statistical Yearbook is the foremost collection of statistical data on world food and agriculture. It provides a snapshot of economic, environmental and social trends and issues related to hunger, feeding the world and sustainability.

The food insecurity experience scale
Development of a global standard for monitoring hunger worldwide


The FAO Voices of the Hungry project developed an experience-based food insecurity scale module called the Food Insecurity Experience scale (FIES). The FIES will be used as a common metric for measuring food insecurity at several levels of severity, across different geographic areas and cultures.