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Crop yield forecasting: Methodological and institutional aspects


This publication, prepared in the context of the AMIS Initiative, provides insights into the complexity of the crop yield forecasting system at country level whilst highlighting good practices and prospects for the future.

Research on improving methods for estimating crop area, yield and production under mixed, repeated and continuous cropping


This Working Paper provides a review of the literature on methodologies used for estimation of crop area and crop yield in developed and developing countries.

FAOSTAT estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from biomass and peat fires


Quantifying global greenhouse gas emissions from biomass and peatland fires. The Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED3) and the FAOSTAT Emissions database, containing estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from biomass burning and peat fires, are compared. The paper was published in Climatic Change.

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia: Key Trends in the agrifood sector


These  notes were initially disseminated at the Private Sector Forum on Food Security in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region jointly organized by FAO, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in May 2015. 

Guidelines on International Classifications for Agricultural Statistics


The guidelines bring together comprehensive information on statistical classifications, in particular those used for agricultural statistics, and provide a convenient reference framework for the application of international standards at national level.