Food and Agriculture Statistics


FAO develops methodological guidelines and handbooks, technical documents and communication and outreach material related to food and agriculture statistics. FAO is the custodian of international and regional meetings organized regularly to discuss the development of food and agricultural statistics.

Inaugural 50x2030 Seminar: Integrating Surveys and Satellites for Agricultural Monitoring in Smallholder Farming Systems

Inaugural 50x2030 Seminar to explore survey support to satellite-based crop type mapping.

Operational guidelines on listing and survey preparation for household and non-household agricultural holdings and special farms. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series / 21-21

This document is part of the FAO Statistics working paper series and part of the series of operational guidelines of the FAO Survey Team providing...

Operational procedures for selecting samples for repeated agricultural surveys with a rotation design. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series / 20-22

This document is part of the FAO Statistics Working Paper Series and part of the methodological works of the Survey Team of the FAO Statistics...

Disasters take heavy toll on agri-food systems as new threats emerge

New FAO report finds agricultural losses from natural hazards continue to soar, inflicting economic damage and undermining nutrition

The impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security: 2021

On top of a decade of exacerbated disaster loss, exceptional global heat, retreating ice and rising sea levels, humanity and our food security face a...

High-level Virtual Launch "The impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security 2021”

A high-level symposium to launch the 2021 edition of FAO’s report, "The impact of natural disasters and crises on agriculture and food security".

Emissions due to agriculture. Global, regional and country trends 2000–2018. FAOSTAT analytical brief 18

The FAOSTAT emissions database is composed of several data domains covering the categories of the IPCC Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector of...

Food systems account for more than one third of global greenhouse gas emissions

New data tool offers detailed insights covering role of land use, agriculture, refrigeration, packaging and more, providing critical guidance for holistic mitigation efforts

UNSC side event: The 50x2030 Initiative to Close the Agricultural Data Gap: Learning from partner country implementation to date

On the sidelines of the 52nd session of the United Nations Statistical Commission, the 50x2030 Initiative to Close the Agricultural Data Gap will host an...

UNSC side event: Interactive and digitally-enabled statistical standards and classifications

The serviceability of statistical standards for economic statistics and classifications such as the System of National Accounts (SNA), Balance of Payments Manual (BPM), Government Finance...

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