Food and Agriculture Statistics

Resources

FAO develops methodological guidelines and handbooks, technical documents and communication and outreach material related to food and agriculture statistics. FAO is the custodian of international and regional meetings organized regularly to discuss the development of food and agricultural statistics.

Emissions from agriculture and forest land. Global, regional and country trends 1990–2019. FAOSTAT analytical brief 25

The FAOSTAT Emissions database provides estimates at the country, regional and global levels, including methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from crop and livestock...

Government expenditures in agriculture 2001–2019. Global and regional trends. FAOSTAT analytical brief 24

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...

Off-farm activities are a growing share of food-system greenhouse gas emissions

FAO-led study expands evidence base for insights on how to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

New Statistical Working Papers released online

Started in 2006, the Statistical Working Papers series, maintained by the FAO Statistics Division, hosts technical documents on statistical methodologies and related matters. The series proposes...

Highlights from 2014–2018 food balances statistics. FAOSTAT analytical brief 22

FAO's Statistics Division compiles Food Balance Sheet (FBS) statistics for 181 countries. For the first time since 2011, SUA (Supply and Utilization account) data are...

General and food consumer price indices inflation rates. March 2021 update. FAOSTAT analytical brief 21

Annual inflation rates of global and regional consumer price indices (CPI) measures inflation rates of food and general consumer price indices for a group of...

Gross domestic product and agriculture value added 1970–2019. Global and regional trends. FAOSTAT analytical brief 23

The FAOSTAT Macro Indicators database provides macroeconomic indicators at the country and regional levels relating to total economy; agriculture, forestry and fishing (AFF); manufacturing (MAN);...

ES Webinar on Food Dollar

On May 14th 2021, the Economic and Social Development Stream promoted a webinar titled “The Global Food Dollar”as part of the ES seminar series. The event...

Methodological guideline for monitoring SDG indicator 5.a.1. Gender parity in tenure rights over agricultural land: data collection methods and calculation. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series / 21-23

This paper provides an overview of the endorsed methodology of the indicator indicator by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG indicators (IAEG-SDG). Importantly, it...

Measuring progress towards sustainable agriculture. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series / 21-24

This paper presents a new methodological approach aimed at measuring progress towards sustainable agriculture in countries and across agri-food systems typologies, by measuring socio-economic and...