Major releases from 2017


From the annual hunger report, completely re-geared to provide a broader understanding of food security and nutrition, to the first in a new series on the future of food and agriculture, FAO produced over 700 publications in 2017. These can be freely downloaded from the FAO Document Repository or purchased in print through our official distributors. FAO e-books are also available on most major platforms. Here are some major releases you may have missed, and our Publications catalogue 2017 contains many more:

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in World 2017: Building resilience for peace and food security
A renewed format and title for this report, produced in partnership with WFP, IFAD, WHO and UNICEF, reflecting the Sustainable Development Goal agenda’s vision for ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2017: Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation
First released in 1947, this 2017 edition takes a fresh look at rural and urban areas not as separate domains but as a spectrum ranging from the farm level to megacities.

The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges
The first in a new series that examines the challenges agriculture and food systems are facing now and into the 21st century.

Food Outlook – June and November
This biannual publication focuses on developments affecting global food and feed markets, with comprehensive assessments and forecasts on a commodity-by-commodity basis.

OECD-FAO Agricultural outlook
This assessment of medium-term prospects draws on input from governments and specialist commodity organizations. The 2017 edition includes a focus on Southeast Asia.

Climate Smart Agriculture: Building resilience to climate change
A fully Open Access title, co-published with international scientific publisher Springer, on integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into agricultural growth strategies.

Yearbook of forest products 2015 and Yearbook of fisheries and aquaculture statistics 2015
The latest figures on forestry and fisheries.

Trade and food standards
A look at how FAO and the World Trade Organization facilitate trade on the basis of internationally agreed food standards.

Towards Zero Hunger
FAO’s work told in a compelling selection of archival photographs covering more than 7 decades. 

The Publication catalogue 2018 will be available in March.