Data Dissemination

FAO is responsible for the compilation, analysis and dissemination of a comprehensive variety of statistical data on food, agriculture and the sustainable management of natural resources. The organization provides free and unrestricted access to 17 major databases and produces publications with key statistical content covering different topics under FAO’s mandate.

Through these products, FAO works to ensure that high-quality and internationally comparable data are produced and made accessible to all countries, thus contributing to building a comprehensive knowledge base on food and agriculture. In this context, FAO has recently adopted an Open Data Licensing Policy, which advocates for the application of a suitable open data license to be applied to all statistical data disseminated through corporate databases. The organization is fully committed to promote open data practices to improve data access, derive additional value from data assets, and maximize data use.

Main database
FAOSTAT

FAOSTAT is the world's most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and nutrition.

Main database
Food and Agriculture Microdata Catalogue (FAM)

The Food and Agriculture Microdata (FAM) Catalogue provides an inventory of micro-level datasets collected through farm and household surveys which contain information related to agriculture, food security and nutrition.

Database
Food loss and Food waste

The Food Loss and Waste database contains data and information from openly accessible reports and studies measuring food loss and waste across food products, stages of the value chain, and geographical areas.

Database
Hand in Hand Geospatial Platform

The GIS platform contains one million geospatial layers and thousands of statistics for over ten food and agriculture-related domains.

Related publications

Database
FishStat (Data collections on fisheries and aquaculture)

FishStat provides comprehensive fisheries and aquaculture statistics, structured within data collections on a global and regional basis.

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Database
Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA)

FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) provides essential information for understanding the extent of forest resources, their condition, management and uses.

Main database
FAOSTAT Forestry Production and Trade

The database contains data on the production and trade in roundwood and primary wood and paper products for all countries and territories in the world.

Related publications

YEARBOOKS
FAO Yearbook of Forest Products
(multilingual edition:
AR, EN, ES, FR, CH and RU)
PUBLICATIONS
Pulp and paper production capacities 
(trilingual edition: EN, FR and ES)
WEBSITE
Forest Products statistics (FR | ES | AR | CH | RU)

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Main database
Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS)

The Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) database provides market information on four grains particularly important in international food markets: wheat, maize, rice and soybeans.

©FAO/Pius Utomi Ekpei
Database
Food Price Monitoring and Analysis (FPMA)

The Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Tool contains latest information and analysis on domestic prices of basic foods mainly in developing countries, complementing FAO analysis on international markets. It provides early warning on high food prices at country level that may negatively affect food security.

Related publications

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Database
AIDmonitor

AIDmonitor aims to improve understanding of Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding flows in food and agriculture-related sectors – including thematic areas as diverse as the environment, education and women’s equality.

©FAO/Stefanie Glinski
Database
Rural Livelihoods Information System (RuLIS)

The Rural Livelihoods Information System (RuLiS) assists in evidence-based policy making and programming with a more effective targeting of the rural poor and marginalised groups, besides monitoring SDG indicators on small holder incomes (2.3.1 and 2.3.2).

©FAO/Munir Uz Zaman
Database
Gender and land rights database (GRLD)

The Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) is a FAO-developed dissemination platform to highlight the major political, legal and cultural factors that influence the realisation of women’s land rights throughout the world.

Related publications

Main database
FAOSTAT

FAOSTAT is the world's most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and nutrition.

©FAO/Manan Vatsyayana
Database
International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS)

INFOODS is a worldwide network of food composition experts aiming at improving the quality, availability, comparability, reliability and use of food composition data.

 
 
Database
FAO/WHO Global Individual Food consumption data Tool (FAO/WHO GIFT)

FAO/WHO GIFT collects, harmonizes and disseminates microdata sets and ready-to-use indicators on individual food consumption, based on food consumption surveys conducted at national and subnational level.

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Database
AQUASTAT (FAO’s Global Information System on Water and Agriculture)

AQUASTAT provides comprehensive information related to water resources, water uses and agricultural water management across the world and plays a key role in the monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 that sets out to "ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all", and in particular indicator 6.4 on water stress and water use efficiency.

©FAO/Giampiero Diana
Database
Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS)

The Domestic Animal Diversity Information System, maintained and developed by FAO, provides access to searchable databases of breed-related information and photos and links to other online resources on livestock diversity.

Database
World Information and Early Warning System on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (WIEWS)

WIEWS is the information system used by FAO for the preparation and dissemination of periodic, country-driven global assessments of the status of conservation and use of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA).

Related publications

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Main database
SDG Indicators Portal

FAO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Data Portal provides access to the 21 SDG indicators under FAO custodianship, as well as key information to support countries in tracking progress towards SDGs.

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