Food and Agriculture Statistics

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Guidelines on defining rural areas and compiling indicators for development policy

These Guidelines aim to support decisions about rural development policy by offering concepts and methods to improve the quality, availability, and use of statistics. The...

Guidelines for development of a classification system related to Farm Typology

The present Guidelines on Farm Typology were developed by the GSARS to address the needs of countries at different stages of development, using the experience...

Guidelines for measuring youth employment and Decent Work in agriculture within developing countries

Decent Work, a term coined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 1999, is broadly defined as work that is done freely without coercion or...

Handbook on crop statistics: improving methods for measuring crop area, production and yield

This Handbook is the result of a research project undertaken within the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS), a capacity-building initiative in...

FAO Statistical Pocketbook 2018

This pocketbook presents, at a glance, selected key indicators on agriculture and food security, and is meant to serve as an easy-to- access and quick...

Credit to agriculture - October 2018

Credit to Agriculture measures loans to agriculture producers provided by commercial bank credit. This dataset is built by compiling official country data published on-line by...

Guidelines for the measurement of productivity and efficiency in agriculture

These Guidelines are the result of a research project undertaken within the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS), a statistical capacity-building initiative...

Global and Regional Trends in Agriculture Value Added and Gross Fixed Capital Formation - September 2018

The above analysis relies on combined information coming from the Macro-Indicators and Agricultural Capital stock databases both...

Analytical Report on Inflation in Consumer Price Index for Food - September 2018

Global and Regional Food Consumer Price Indices (CPI) measure food inflation for a group of countries at different geographical scales: sub-regional (e.g. South America),...

Guidelines for the Incorporation of a Woodfuel Supplementary Module into Existing Household Surveys in Developing Countries

Woodfuel plays a critical role in the economic and social wellbeing of people around the world. Despite its role, many developing countries lack reliable data...