Food and Agriculture Statistics

Data release

FAO regularly updates its datasets on food and agriculture statistics, providing the latest information available at the global, regional and country level. The latest datasets are disseminated through FAOSTAT, the largest global database offering free access to food and agriculture statistics. Data releases are supported by the publication of related Analytical Briefs, highlighting the key information provided in the dataset, providing references and discussing new trends.

Latest data release

Employment indicators 2000–2019. Global and regional trends

The FAOSTAT Employment indicators domain focuses on indicators related to employment in agriculture and rural areas. The data provides information on the status in employment,...

Government expenditures in agriculture 2001–2020. Global and regional trends

Since 2012, FAO collects Government Expenditure on Agriculture (GEA) data through a questionnaire sent annually in May to more than 190 countries. The questionnaire was...

Land cover statistics. Global, regional and country trends 2000–2019

Land cover statistics provide information on the bio-physical aspects of the land surface. They codify the observable features of its living and non-living components, including...

Agricultural investments and capital stock 2000–2020. Global and regional trends

The FAO Capital Stock Database reports on aggregate physical investment flows and capital stock in agriculture, forestry, and fishing for 190 countries and territories from...

The share of agri-food systems in total greenhouse gas emissions. Global, regional and country trends 1990–2019

Emissions from agri-food systems are those generated by farm production activities (crops and livestock), land use change and pre- and post-production processes. Emissions generated in agri-food...

Development flows to agriculture 2002–2019. Global and regional trends

The development flows to agriculture dataset is an important component of agricultural investment financing statistics which also include government expenditures on agriculture, foreign direct investment...

Pesticides use, pesticides trade and pesticides indicators 1990–2019

Pesticides use in agriculture as an input and the agri-environmental indicator measuring use by cropland area serve to monitor the use of pesticides across the...

Land use statistics and indicators. Global, regional and country trends 1990–2019

Since the 1950s and in line with the first article of its Constitution, FAO collects annual land use data from countries via a standard Land...

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021

Transforming food systems for food security, improved nutrition and affordable healthy diets for all

Inorganic fertilizers 1961–2019

FAOSTAT provides statistics at country, regional and global level on the production, trade and agricultural use of inorganic (mineral or chemical) fertilizers, by nutrient and...

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