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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.

The State of food Insecurity in the World 2013
The multiple dimensions of food security


SOFI 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. The latest assessment shows that further progress has been made towards the 2015 MDG target, which remains within reach for the developing regions as a whole...

FAO statistical yearbook 2012: Africa food and agriculture


The FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012: Africa Food and Agriculture, disseminates statistical information that will help all stakeholders to access, easily and quickly, a set of statistics on food and agriculture related to the current themes and domains of interest in the region.

FAO statistical yearbook 2012: Europe and Central Asia food and agriculture


This first edition provides statistics on food and agriculture for the region. Covering: agricultural production, productivity and growth, investment, rural population and well-being, poverty, rural employment, gender, food security, food safety and nutrition, natural resource use in agricultural activities, climate change, environmental pollution and biodiversity.

Selected indicators of food and agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region 2001-2011


This is a comprehensive and detailed compilation of statistics on farming, livestock, fisheries, forestry and nutrition in Asia-Pacific countries for the decade 2001–2011.


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