Interactives

Explore the world of food and agriculture in new and exciting ways. Using digital storytelling and data visualization our interactive resources and tools let you dive-deep into the issues that matter most. Whether you are a researcher, policymaker or are interested in learning more about important topics, you will find a story that engages and inspires.



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Achieving SDG2 without breaching the 1.5C threshold: A Global Roadmap
Achieving SDG2 without breaching the 1.5C threshold

A Global Roadmap

2023

Accelerated climate actions can transform agrifood systems and help achieve food security and nutrition both today and tomorrow.

Beyond the price tag

Examining the hidden costs of agrifood systems to enhance their true value

2023

What’s the true value of the food we buy? Go beyond the price tag with our interactive story and see where your country stands.

Examining the hidden costs of agrifood systems to enhance their true value

Mechanization in action

Explore the past, present and future of agricultural mechanization

2023

Sustainable agricultural mechanization is not just about machinery. Let’s take a look at how agricultural mechanization has evolved and how it can help us tackle pressing global issues.

Mechanization in action

Unlocking the secrets of mangroves

Mapping and tracking mangrove forests to safeguard these ecological treasures

2023

Mangroves are ecosystems that protect us from climate change, conserve biodiversity, support livelihoods & so much more. For the first time, FAO and experts have mapped the current state of mangrove forests and how they have changed over time.

Mapping and tracking mangrove forests to safeguard these ecological treasures



Agrifood systems, agricultural trade and markets


The status of women in agrifood systems
In agrifood systems, not everyone's experience is equal

The status of women in agrifood systems

2023

Women play a vital role in our agrifood systems, but their working conditions and economic opportunities are impacted by gender inequalities. Join in on the conversation and help grow equality in agrifood systems.

The geography of food and agricultural trade

Policy approaches for sustainable development

2022

How can trade policies in food and agriculture address today's challenges and how can they contribute to long-term sustainable development for all?

Policy approaches for sustainable development

Is our food supply at risk?

Making agrifood systems more resilient to shocks and stresses

2021

The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate variability and extremes, conflict, and the persistence of hunger and malnutrition have shown us that now is the time for us to build more resilient agrifood systems.

Making agrifood systems more resilient to shocks and stresses

The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets
2020

The State of Agriculture Commodity Markets 2020 report underlines that we need to rely on markets as an integral part of the global food system.

The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets



Biodiversity


FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
No small matter

FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

2022

Biodiversity is essential to sustainable food and agriculture. The species, genetic resources and ecosystems in and around our food production systems have important roles to play. From bees and earthworms to coral reefs and rainforests, biodiversity helps to keep our agrifood systems healthy, productive and resilient.

What's the buzz about bees?

See the world’s forests in a new light

2022

Take our bee quiz and learn more about these tiny food heroes.

What

Enter a hidden world

The State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity

2021

Discover life belowground: from genes and species to the communities they form. Learn what is threatening soil biodiversity and what are the steps we need to take to protect it.

The State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity

The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
2019

The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, present in and around crop, livestock, forest and aquatic production systems.

The State of the World



Emergencies and resilience


Agricultural aid is humanitarian aid
Agricultural aid is humanitarian aid

Supporting farmers benefits us all

2023

Let's take a look at how FAO is helping farmers to strengthen their resilience in the face of emergencies and an ever-changing landscape of challenges.

Knowledge keeps moving even when people cannot 
2022

Discover how isolated rural communities can navigate a safe path through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Knowledge keeps moving even when people cannot

A threat from the desert 

The Desert Locust

2022

What are desert locusts and what makes them such a threat exactly? Let’s get up close and personal with this potentially devastating pest.

The Desert Locust

The Impact of Disasters and Crises on Agriculture and Food Security

Damage and loss: Agriculture on the proving ground

2021

This interactive story gives you a close-up look at which disasters affect agriculture the most and what impacts they have on the sector.

Damage and loss: Agriculture on the proving ground



Fisheries and aquaculture


A vision for transforming aquatic food systems
Towards Blue Transformation

A vision for transforming aquatic food systems

2022

Aquatic systems have great potential to support millions of lives and livelihoods and contribute to food security. If positively transformed and expanded, they can meet the twin challenge of feeding a growing population while preserving natural resources and the ecosystems that sustain them. Discover what sustainable aquatic food systems look like.

Sustaining our ocean

Strengthening the science-policy nexus

2020

This report lays out that vision while sharing recommendations that are key to improving the sustainability of capture fisheries and sustain progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Strengthening the science-policy nexus

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture

Sustainability in action

2020

With a special focus on sustainability, the 2020 edition is a source of objective, reliable and up-to-date information for policymakers, managers, scientists, stakeholders - and indeed everyone interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

The State of the World fisheries and Aquaculture 2020

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture

Meeting the sustainable development goals

2018

The 2018 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals.

The State of the World fisheries and Aquaculture 2018



Food security


Different measures for different purposes
Putting a number on hunger

Different measures for different purposes

2023

What do we mean when we talk about hunger exactly? And how do we calculate this number? Read the interactive story to find out how hunger is measured.

A tale of empty plates 

Food security and nutrition around the world

2022

See the latest updates on the global situation. It’s time to put an end to the tale of empty plates.

Food security and nutrition around the world

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 

The world is at a critical juncture

2021

So, if the world is at a critical juncture, where do we stand now? And what can be done to help us build forward better and put us on track to achieving Zero Hunger?

The world is at a critical juncture

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
2019

This year’s report presents evidence that the absolute number of people who suffer from hunger continues to slowly increase. The report also highlights that food insecurity is more than just hunger. 

 

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
2018

Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition

The report says that climate variability and extremes are key drivers behind this rise, together with conflict and economic downturns, and are threatening to erode and reverse gains made in ending hunger and malnutrition.

Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
2017

Building resilience for peace and food security

This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed, largely on account of the above-mentioned factors.

Building resilience for peace and food security



Forests


Exploring our forests
Exploring our forests

See the world’s forests in a new light

2022

Take a look at our forests from two different vantage points. Along the way, you’ll get some fascinating insights into the valuable role they play in our lives.

The State of the World's Forests

Forest, Biodiversity and People

2020

This interactive story explores the future of forests and the ways in which we can ensure their sustainability, protecting them for future generations.

The State of the World

Global Forest Resources Assessment

A fresh perspective

2020

The Forest Resources Assessment 2020 examines the status of, and trends in, these forest resources across 236 countries and territories from 1990–2020.

A fresh perspective

Hidden in plain sight

Trees, forests and land use in drylands: the first global assessment

2019

This report - the first of its kind - demonstrates that drylands are productive landscapes with considerable economic potential and environmental value.

 

Trees, forests and land use in drylands: the first global assessment

The State of the World's Forests
2018

Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development

For the first time, The State of the World’s Forests 2018 provides an assessment of the contribution of forests and trees to our landscapes and livelihoods.

Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development



Maps


FAO Hunger map 2020-2022
FAO Hunger map
2020-2022

Explore FAO's hunger map and navigate through regions, subregions and countries to discover the state of the prevalence of undernourishment and food insecurity.

SDG Indicator 2.1.1. - Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU)
2021
The map has been created using the Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU) and Number of Undernourished (NoU) indicators.
Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU) (2021)

SDG Indicator 2.1.2. - Moderate or severe food insecurity
2021

Our interactive map lets you see and compare the levels of hunger globally and by country over time. The map looks at moderate and severe food insecurity based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) measurements.

 

Moderate or severe food insecurity (2021)

SDG Indicator 2.1.1. - Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU)
2020

The map has been created using the Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU) and Number of Undernourished (NoU) indicators.

Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU) (2020)
SDG Indicator 2.1.2. - Moderate or severe food insecurity
2020

The map looks at moderate and severe food insecurity based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) measurements.

Moderate or severe food insecurity (2020)



Migration and rural development


Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development
Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development
2018

The report provides a thorough analysis of the factors in rural areas which contribute to migration decisions and recommends tailored policy and investment responses to make migration work for all.

Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation
Leveraging food systems for inclusive rural transformation
2017

It shows how an “agroterritorial” planning approach, focused on connecting cities and towns and their surrounding rural areas, combined with agro-industrial and infrastructure development can generate income opportunities throughout the food sector and underpin sustainable and inclusive rural transformation.




Partnerships and SDGs


A report on the indicators under FAO custodianship
Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators

A report on the indicators under FAO custodianship

2021

2020 was an extraordinary year in recent history. The pandemic has already shaken the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to its very core and, as it continues, the full effect on the progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is still to be determined. Want to know more about our work towards achieving the SDGs? See progress reports from 2022 onwards.

Resources, Partnerships - Impact
2020

The Resources, Partnerships – Impact 2020 shows how FAO worked in collaboration with multiple stakeholders in 2019, maximising partnerships for greater results on the ground.

Resources, Partnerships - Impact (2020)

Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators
2020
This report details the progress we have made over the past year towards achieving the goals under FAO custodianship, including SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production).
Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators (2020)

Resources, Partnerships, Impact
2019

The second edition of FAO´s annual report on partnerships, results and achievements seeks to communicate, in a transparent and accountable way, who FAO is, what we do, and how we work with our partners and diverse United Nations agencies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

 

Resources, Partnerships, Impact (2019)

Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators
2019

This report is meant to help countries get back on track in their efforts and to highlight the importance of data and reporting in achieving these objectives.

Tracking progress on food and agriculture-related SDG indicators (2019)
2017 Result Partnerships - Impact
2018

This report captures selected results achieved by FAO worldwide in 2017. It reflects key impacts obtained thanks to a collaboration with a wide range of partners including Member Nations, other resource partners, civil society, the private sector, academia, research centers and cooperatives.

2017 Result Partnerships - Impact (2018)



School nutrition


Celebrating the work of school foodservice staff
Making school meals tasty

Celebrating the work of school foodservice staff

2023

Making sure that school meals follow nutrition guidance and are enjoyed by all students is not always an easy task, but a very important one. After all, not only are healthy diets crucial for children's development and wellbeing, but the enjoyment of food is part of the right to food too.

Healthy and sustainable food pathways for schoolchildren
Class in session

Healthy and sustainable food pathways for schoolchildren

2021

For school children and adolescents, healthy diets are essential to grow, develop and be protected from disease. Here is how we can all play our part to ensure healthy school nutrition.




Other


A crash course in the biological resources around us
Bioeconomy 101

A crash course in the biological resources around us

2023

Often hear people talk about the ‘bioeconomy’ but you don’t know what it is? Take our crash course and find out!

What a year for FAO.org
2024

Did you know that, in 2023, visitors to fao.org spent a combined 48 years browsing the site? Discover more fun FAO website facts from the year that was!

FAO.org in 2023

Expanding Africa’s Great Green Wall
2022

See how FAO supports this initiative to combat climate change, desertification and address food insecurity.

Expanding Africa’s Great Green Wall

Overcoming water challenges in agriculture
2020

Our interactive story takes a look at water challenges in agriculture and presents appropriate solutions.

Overcoming water challenges in agriculture

Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction
2019

The report provides some guiding principles for interventions based on the objectives being pursued through food loss and waste reductions, be they in improved economic efficiency, food security and nutrition, or environmental sustainability.

Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction