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The State of Food and Agriculture 2017


This report presents strategies that can leverage the potential of food systems to become the engine of inclusive economic development and rural prosperity in low-income countries. It analyses the structural and rural transformations now under way, and examines the opportunities and challenges they present to millions of small-scale food producers.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) warns that the greater number of conflicts, whose impacts are often exacerbated by climate-related shocks, is one of the main drivers behind this shift. This is threatening to derail the international commitment to end hunger and all forms of [...]

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. In particular, the note answers the questions: Who migrates? How many? To where? Why? It also provides an [...]

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.