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The 2022 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture coincides with the launch of the Decade of Action to deliver the Global Goals, the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. It presents how these and other equally important United Nations events, such as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022), are being integrated and supported through Blue Transformation, a priority area of FAO’s new Strategic Framework 2022–2031 designed to accelerate achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in food and agriculture.
This edition of The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) discusses how trade policies, based on both multilateral and regional approaches, can address today’s challenges for sustainable development. Trade policies in food and agriculture should aim to safeguard global food security, address the trade-offs between economic and environmental objectives, and strengthen the resilience of the global agrifood system to shocks, such as conflicts, pandemics and extreme weather. 
Globally, levels of hunger remain alarmingly high. In 2021, close to 193 million people were acutely food insecure and in need of urgent assistance across 53 countries/territories, according to the findings of the 2022 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2022). This represents an increase of nearly 40 million people compared to the previous high reached in 2020 (reported in the GRFC 2021).The six edition of the Global Report on Food Crises is the product of a concerted effort among numerous members of the international humanitarian and development community to share data, analysis and global food security expertise.
The 2022 edition of The State of the World’s Forests explores the potential of three forest  pathways for achieving green recovery and tackling environmental crises, including climate change and biodiversity loss against the backdrop of the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use and the pledge of 140 countries to eliminate forest loss by 2030 and to support restoration and sustainable production and consumption.
In 1961, FAO and UNESCO began the project of the Soil Map of the World at a scale of 1:5 000 000. The project was completed over 20 years and 19 map sheets were produced. To showcase the collaboration between soil scientists, the GSP decided to scan them in HD and to make them available online again.
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