Food and Agriculture Statistics


UN Report: Global hunger numbers rose to as many as 828 million in 2021

The latest State of Food Security and Nutrition report shows the world is moving backwards in efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.    

FAO unveils new public tool based on agricultural census data

New FAOSTAT domain allows for easier assessment of trends in agriculture sectors around the world

Wealth is in the eye of the beholder

A new way of measuring rural poverty yields unexpected results in Malawi

Boosting mitigation through sustainable agrifood systems: part of the solution to climate change

Described as “the most highly anticipated piece of information on the subject of climate change mitigation”, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented its...

FAO unveils improved method of measuring rural poverty

FAO developed a new tool for measuring multidimensional poverty in rural areas: the Rural Multidimensional Poverty Index (R-MPI), in collaboration with the Oxford Poverty and...

Measuring rural poverty with a multidimensional approach: The Rural Multidimensional Poverty Index

The report jointly developed by FAO and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), articulates a conceptual framework for measuring multidimensional poverty in rural areas, and...

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FAO’s new open data policy makes fact-finding and information-sharing easier

FAO releases a new SDG indicators domain in FAOSTAT

FAOSTAT is the world's most comprehensive statistical database on food, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and nutrition. One of the most widely used FAO...

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