FAO/WHO GIFT | Global Individual Food consumption data Tool

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07/12/2023
Access more than 50 datasets from over 30 countries.
06/12/2023
Visualise more information with new infographics on dietary diversity, micronutrient usual intakes and environmental impact of diets.
06/04/2023

We are pleased to announce the publication of the "Safe food for everyone - FAO's work on food safety: science, standards, and good practices", prepared by the Food Systems and Food Safety Division (ESF) of FAO. This publication highlights how important food consumption data is for food safety.  

25/01/2023

We are pleased to announce that we have launched a significant update to the website of the FAO/WHO Global individual Food Consumption Data Tool (GIFT). The website is structured in 5 easy-to-use sections: Home, About, Data, Methodology and Resources. 

01/12/2022
We are pleased to announce the publication of the “Open data sharing for dietary surveys data” article in UN Nutrition Journal - Volume 1: Transforming Nutrition, Global Innovations section (pp.99). 
05/09/2022
We are pleased to announce the publication of the “Global trends in the availability of dietary data in low and middle-income countries” article in Nutrients, Special Issue "Evolution, Current Reality and Future of Dietary Assessment". 
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29/04/2022
FAO/WHO GIFT will be presented at a Side Event of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum on 6 May 2022, 7:30-9:00 EDT/13.30-15.00 CEST, following a Mapping of Digital-Related Initiatives Across the UN System, where 489 inputs from 39 UN entities were received. 
16/03/2022
We are pleased to announce the publication of the "Global report on the state of dietary data", prepared as a joint collaboration between the Food and Nutrition Division of FAO and the Intake Center for Dietary Assessment at FHI Solutions. 
19/01/2022
Do you see the world in numbers? Do you study charts like an art lover studies Renoir? Do you love statistics in all its forms? Well, FAO does too! FAO’s new open data policy makes fact-finding and information-sharing easier. 
08/12/2021
A stakeholder workshop was provided to raise awareness and promote the use of dietary data in various domains and nutrition-related sectors in Lao People's Democratic Republic. 
02/11/2021
The FAO/WHO GIFT platform now has 32 datasets available. You can now access ready-to-use infographics and download the full microdata of 10 nationwide surveys and 22 sub-national surveys from different countries. 
30/07/2021
The Food and Nutrition Division at FAO led a 3-week training course with 25 participants gathered in Vientiane, Lao PDR and others on Zoom to explain how to use dietary data. 
29/04/2021
This Call for Expression of Interest, issued by FAO, is to identify institutions from low- and middle-income countries, with access to Individual Quantitative Food Consumption (IQFC) data that could be shared through the FAO/WHO GIFT platform.
18/12/2020
The FAO/WHO GIFT platform now has 22 datasets available. You can now access ready-to-use infographics and download the full microdata of 7 nationwide surveys and 15 sub-national surveys from different countries. 
25/08/2020
FAO and the Intake Center for Dietary Assessment have jointly convened a meeting about “Dietary Data Collection, Analysis and Use: Taking Stock of Country Experiences and Promising Practices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” on 11–13 December 2019 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.
04/05/2020

The FAO/WHO GIFT platform now has 10 datasets available. You can now access ready-to-use infographics and download the full microdata of 3 nationwide surveys and 7 sub-national surveys from different countries.

15/04/2020
The FAO/WHO GIFT platform is funded in part by a four-year grant (2018–2022) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aimed at transforming the platform into a robust global tool. 
25/07/2019
A webinar session in Spanish will take place on the 6th of August 2019 to walk users through the new features of the FAO/WHO GIFT platform.
01/03/2019
An open access article on the FAO/WHO GIFT platform has been published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 
20/02/2019
A new round of participatory webinars will take place in March 2019 to walk users through the new features of the FAO/WHO GIFT platform.