The State of the World

FAO’s State of the World collection comprises the Organization’s flagship reports. Published annually or biennially, these are data-rich and analytically complex publications: they provide a global snapshot of topics associated with food and agriculture.  

The collection is increasingly structured to gauge progress towards the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is aimed at policymakers; donors; international organizations; academia; and journalists and researchers specializing in food security, agrifood systems, the environment and international development. 



The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security 
This biennial report puts numbers on the losses that disasters – ever more frequent and intense in recent years – have produced in global agriculture. It also outlines strategies to reduce disaster-related risk in the sector.