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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger appears to be on the rise once more, with multiple forms of malnutrition threatening the health of millions.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 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 malnutrition by 2030.

The report also examines the ways in which food insecurity can trigger conflicts, and provides valuable insights into how food security can help prevent the outbreak of unrest and violence.

Thanks to the collaboration of five UN agencies, with WHO and UNICEF joining IFAD, WFP and FAO, this report is a first step towards a comprehensive global analysis of the links between food security and nutrition.

Data on Greenhouse Gas emissions Intensities
This data domain provides basic information on the amount of greenhouse gases emitted per unit agricultural product, within the farm gate, for meat, milk, eggs, rice and other cereals, by country and year, over the period 1961-2014. They are based on FAOSTAT emissions and production data, and will be updated each year as new data for the underlying statistics become available.

FAO Statistical Programme of Work 2016-2017
The FAO Statistical Programme of Work (SPW) is a collaborative effort that is overseen by the Chief Statistician and supported by the Inter-Departmental Working Group on Statistics. These two mechanisms ensure strengthened coordination and cooperation on statistical matters and guarantee the high quality of FAO data.

Meetings and events

African Commission on Agricultural Statistics - 25

13 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017

Entebbe, Uganda

AFCAS brings together senior statistics officials from FAO member countries of the African continent, who are responsible for the development of agricultural statistics in their respective countries.

Regional Roundtable on the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 (WCA 2020)

18 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

The meeting is part of a series of regional meetings planned to present the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 to the FAO member countries in different parts of the world.

Regional Roundtable on the World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2020 (WCA 2020)

22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

The objective of this meeting is to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the new FAO recommendations and international standards that guide the implementation of agricultural censuses between 2016 and 2025.