Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Agricultural development

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SOFA2023

How can the hidden costs and benefits of agrifood systems be effectively incorporated into decision-making for transformation?

The 2023 edition of FAO’s flagship publication “The State of Food and Agriculture 2023”  (SOFA 2023) has the theme “Revealing the true cost of food to transform agrifood systems”. The report presents the results of national-level true cost accounting (TCA) assessments for 154 countries. The SOFA 2024 will showcase the flexibility of TCA in its application to different scopes, from an entire agrifood system down to a single product. The aim of this call is to collect relevant inputs, key messages, and country level case studies to contribute to the writing process of SOFA 2024 (to be published in November 2024). 

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SOFA2023

The State of Food and Agriculture 2023

Revealing the true cost of food to transform agrifood systems he State of Food and Agriculture 2023 looks into the true cost of food for sustainable agrifood systems. The report introduces the concept of hidden environmental, health and social costs and benefits of agrifood systems and proposes an...

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Policy brief

Revealing the hidden costs of agrifood systems to enhance their value

Background document to the FAO flagship The State of Food and Agriculture 2023 . Agrifood systems are invaluable to society. However, they also contribute to climate change and natural resource degradation while failing to provide healthy diets to all. Many of these impacts are not included in...

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Consultation
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NAS consultation

Voluntary guidance tool for the sustainable enhancement of small-scale livestock productivity – Need, scope, nature, and development process

Based on the findings of the Global Survey, a FAO task force drafted the potential objectives, scope and nature, and process for the development of a dedicated voluntary guidance tool for the sustainable enhancement of small-scale livestock productivity. The outputs of this online consultation will contribute to the inclusive multistakeholder consultation process, requested by the COAG Sub-Committee on Livestock.

Summaries of consultations
Matching grant programmes

Matching grant programmes: An effective approach to channel remittances into sustainable investment in agribusiness?

This document summarizes the online consultation “Matching grant programmes: An effective approach to channel remittances into sustainable investment in agribusiness?” held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 18 February to 15 May 2022. This consultation was...

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SOFA2022

The State of Food and Agriculture 2022

Leveraging agricultural automation for transforming agrifood systems Automation has been shaping world agriculture since the early twentieth century. Motorized mechanization has brought significant benefits in terms of improved productivity, reduced drudgery and more efficient allocation of labour...

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SOFI2022

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022

Repurposing food and agricultural policies to make healthy diets more affordable This year’s report should dispel any lingering doubts that the world is moving backwards in its efforts to end hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms. We are now only eight years away from 2030, but...

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