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 2022

Repurposing food and agricultural policies to make healthy diets more affordable

The State of Food and Agriculture 2022

Leveraging agricultural automation for transforming agrifood systems

Publication series


On upcoming partnership events regarding foresight activities for agrifood systems transformation, Lorenzo Giovanni Bellù, Senior Economist, Team Leader of the Policy Intelligence...

FAO works hard to engage key stakeholders in the civil society and the private sector towards transformative processes for agrifood systems.

Related links

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is an inclusive, international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all, hosted by the FAO Agrifood Economics Division (ESA).


Agrifood Economics Division (ESA), FAO
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