Agrifood Economics
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FAO’s work in agrifood economics is based on economic research and policy analysis to support the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

Through this area of work FAO provides evidence-based support to national, regional and global policy processes and initiatives related to, inter alia, monitoring and analysing food and agricultural policies, agribusiness and value chain development, rural transformation and poverty, food security and nutrition information and analysis, resilience, bioeconomy and climate-smart agriculture.


Main reports


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023

Urbanization, agrifood systems transformation and healthy diets across the rural–urban continuum

The State of Food and Agriculture 2023

Revealing the true cost of food to transform agrifood systems