Highlights archive


Food Outlook analyses trends and developments in the markets for cereals, the oilseeds complex, sugar, meat, dairy and fish products. The November edition also offers a detailed analysis of the cassava markets and the protracted decline in international coffee prices. [...]


In October 2018, FAO released the World Food and Agriculture Statistical Pocketbook 2018, which presents selected indicators on agriculture and food security. Drawn from FAOSTAT and other resources, the indicators include prevalence of undernourishment and prevalence of severe food insecurity, [...]


World Food Week is a time to spread the word


The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2018 was released on 15 October, in conjunction with the Forty-fifth Committee on World Food Security. SOFA is the last flagship to be published this year in the State of the World flagship [...]


The latest edition of the FAO publications catalogue is now available, including the latest in The State of the World series, new FAO activity books for children and the FAO−EL PAIS El Estado del Planeta collection. The online catalogue includes [...]


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018, one of the five flagship reports that constitute FAO’s The State of the World, was published on 11 September, signaling a rise in world hunger and pointing out the [...]


In conjunction with the conference “Youth employment in agriculture as a solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa: Engaging through information and communication technologies (ICTs) and entrepreneurship” (Kigali, Rwanda, 20−21 August 2018), here is some recommended reading on [...]


There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world, the largest youth population ever. On the occasion of International Youth Day (12 August), have a look at FAO’s selection of publications for young [...]


Have a look at some of FAO’s publications on issues affecting indigenous peoples on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, and building on the momentum of the Violet Chair initiative - a [...]


Forestry and fisheries have taken centre stage at FAO this month, with the release of The State of the World’s Forests and The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture in the context of the 33rd Committee on Fisheries meeting (9−13 [...]