Unlocking Food and Agriculture Microdata to Achieve the SDGs: The FAM Catalogue

Online event 27/10/2022 27/10/2022

The Office of the Chief Statistician of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a webinar to introduce the content and the potential use of the microdata published on the Food and Agriculture Microdata (FAM) Catalogue. The webinar also discussed the main features and functionalities of the FAM Catalogue.

Date from: 27/10/2022
Date to: 27/10/2022
Keywords: microdata
Venue: Online event
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FAO's microdata platform on food security and agriculture was launched in July 2019 to promote increased access to food security, nutrition and agriculture microdata. As of today, FAM has published over 1,190 datasets, providing access to the main relevant documentation of the datasets and, in most cases, to their microdata.

Primarily targeted to the FAM's users (the private sector, researchers, international organizations/institutions, government ministries/national institutions, non-governmental organizations etc.), the webinar aimed to raise awareness of FAO’s initiative on improving microdata accessibility and use through its FAM catalogue.

The presentation was followed by a questions and answers session.

Simultaneous interpretation was provided in French and Spanish.


Welcome by FAO Chief Statistician, Pietro Gennari                        

Part I: Introduction to the FAM Catalogue

  • Overview, data collections and data access, Yakob Seid, FAO
  • FAM features and functionalities, Oluwakayode Anidi, FAO        

Part II: Use of FAM data

  • Case study on the use of FAM data: "Hunger amid plenty: Relative food insecurity and mental health and wellbeing in 160 countries", Frank Elgar, McGill University                        
  • Potential use of FAM data:
  • Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) data, Sara Viviani, FAO
  • Data in Emergencies (DIEM) data, Andrea Amparore, FAO
  • National Forest Inventory (NFI) data,  Rocío Condor, FAO
  • Pastoralist data, Ivana Mardesic, FAO                               
  • Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) data, Jeanne Pinay, FAO
  • Dietary/nutrition data, Victoria Padula De Quadros, FAO                             

Feedback and Conclusions – Moderated by Yakob Seid/Valerie Bizier, FAO


Webinar “Unlocking Food and Agriculture Microdata to Achieve the SDGs: The FAM Catalogue” - YouTube

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FAO webinar calls for action towards open data to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

For more information, please visit the FAM Catalogue.

Division: Office of Chief Statistician (OCS)