Statistics

Agricultural Markets and Sustainable Development: Global value chains, smallholder farmers and digital innovations.
It offers detailed analysis and trends on 22 indicators under 6 SDGs (2, 5, 6, 12, 14 and 15) under its custodianship.
This second report - compiled jointly by international organizations, under the aegis of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) – updates some of the global and regional trends presented in the first volume and offers a snapshot of how COVID-19 continues to affect the world today across multiple domains. The report also highlights the impact of the pandemic on specific regions and population groups.
The FAO Yearbook of Forest Products is a compilation of statistical data on basic forest products for all countries and territories of the world.

Visit FAO’s COVID-19 Portal for an overview of FAO’s action in regard to the outbreak. For more resources, please refer to this page.

FAO’s statistical work

Sound and timely statistics are key to inform decisions, policies and investments that tackle issues related to food and agriculture, from hunger and malnutrition to rural poverty, from food systems productivity to the sustainable use of natural resources or to climate change.

FAO is dedicated to collecting, analysing, interpreting and disseminating food and agriculture statistics that are relevant for decision-making.

It is for this reason that developing and implementing methodologies and standards to assist countries in generating sound data and information is at the core of FAO’s statistical work.

FAO also supports member countries in the collection, dissemination and uptake of data to formulate policies and plans or to better orient investments.

Major areas of FAO’s statistical work

A comprehensive list of FAO Statistical activities is included in the Statistical Programme of Work.

Data Collection

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Data dissemination

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Methods and Standards

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Statistical Capacity development

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How we work

The FAO’s statistical system operates under the oversight of the Office of Chief statistician and it consists of a statistics division and statistics units embedded in technical departments.

Meetings and Events

Launch | The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) 2020
23 September 2020 | 16:00  Rome time

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
29 September 2020 |16:00  Rome time