Statistics working papers

Agriculture, forestry and other land use emissions by sources and removals by sinks
1990-2011 Analysis


This report discusses new knowledge on anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) activities made available through the new FAOSTAT Emission database.

Regional food price inflation transmission
FAO statistical working paper series 14-01


Understanding to what extent and speed agricultural commodity price changes on international markets are transmitted to consumers is key in assessing the vulnerability of households to price shocks. This paper provides estimates of the transmission of price changes from international commodity markets to consumers in different regions.

Undernourishment and critical food poverty: Indicators at national and sub-national levels
Statistics working paper series


Indicators to measure food poverty and undernourishment are useful for understanding food insecurity at national level and within countries. This paper discusses two indicators: proportion of undernourishment, and proportion of critical food poverty.  

Monitoring hunger: Indicators at global and subnational levels
Food security working paper


This paper presents three different hunger indicators and outlines how they can be used to assess the extent of food insecurity in population groups globally and within countries at community, regional, or other subnational levels.  

The FAO parametric versus the IFPRI non-parametric approach to estimating the prevalence of undernourishment: Issues relating to the use of household level data from National Household Surveys
Food security working paper


A non-parametric approach suggested by researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for measuring food deprivation (undernourishment) is not an improvement to the current FAO parametric approach.    

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