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Review of the available remote sensing tools, products, methodologies and data to improve crop production forecasts


This review examines the current status of the remote sensing (RS) tools, products, methodologies and data that can help to improve agricultural crop production forecasting systems. 

Recent Practices and Advances for AMIS Crop Yield Forecasting at Farm and Parcel Level: A Review


In February 2016, FAO issued a report on Crop Yield Forecasting: Methodological and Institutional Aspects, which covered crop yield forecasting at regional and national levels. The present review intends to complement this report, examining current advances in crop yield modeling at field and farm scale. 

Evidence on internal and international migration patterns in selected African countries


This information note summarizes findings on outmigration patterns from Sub-Saharan countries such as Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda, obtained from two macro categories of household surveys implemented by the World Bank. 

Methods for estimating comparable prevalence rates of food insecurity experienced by adults throughout the world


This report presents a detailed description of the methodology and first results of FAO's Voices of the Hungry project. It provides the theoretical background and detailed description of the statistical methodology used to develop the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES), a new metric for food access at the household and [...]

FAO-OIV Focus 2016 - Table and dried grapes


This report analyses the global market of grapes for direct human consumption (specifically for table and dried grapes). It presents the latest validated data on market size, availability for consumption (‘apparent’ consumption), domestic production, exports and imports since 2000.