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The State of Food and Agriculture 2023 - Revealing the true cost of food to transform agrifood systems
The State of Food and Agriculture 2023 looks into the true cost of food for sustainable agrifood systems. The report introduces the concept of hidden environmental, health and social costs and benefits of agrifood systems and proposes an approach – true cost accounting (TCA) – to assess them.
Hunger Hotspots: FAO-WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity, November 2023 to April 2024 outlook
The Hunger Hotspots report by WFP and FAO identifies 18 hunger “hotspots” in a total of 22 countries where food security is expected to significantly deteriorate, and the outlook for the next six months from November 2023 to April 2024.
The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security 2023 - Avoiding and reducing losses through investment in resilience
The FAO flagship report on ‘The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security’ provides a timely and comprehensive overview of how disasters are affecting agriculture and food security around the world. The report provides examples of actions and strategies for investing in resilience and proactively addressing risks in agriculture. It demonstrates ways to mainstream disaster risk into agricultural practices and policies..
Over more than three-quarters of a century, FAO’s work on forest product statistics has made the Organization the recognized authority for data fundamental to what we now call the global bioeconomy. Forest product data are essential in monitoring impact and innovation in the global wood industry; responding to climate change by calculating carbon emissions; and developing equitable policies that uphold ecosystem services and forest values for our communities.
Guidelines for measuring gender transformative change in the context of food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture
These Guidelines include step-by-step guidance to formulate qualitative and quantitative indicators of gender transformative change to help gender experts and food security, agriculture and nutrition programme specialists in their efforts to design, implement, monitor and evaluate gender transformative interventions. These indicators should be distinctive from and a complement to other reach, benefit and empower indicators intended to contribute to gender equality outcomes in food security,...
Within the framework of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, FAO assists Member Nations to improve sound policies, increase investments and develop good practices in the livestock sector.
As we stand at the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda, it is both a moment of reflection and an opportunity to renew our commitment to achieving the SDGs. In August 2023, the FAO Office of SDGs launched a survey, receiving over 600 responses that shared valuable insights, experiences and actions taken by FAO offices towards the achievement of the SDGs. In addition this survey, FAO project data was leveraged to present this visual representation of FAO’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda implementation.
At the mid-point of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, there is an urgent need to understand where the world stands in eliminating hunger and food insecurity, as well as in ensuring sustainable agriculture. The new report of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),offers analysis and trends on indicators across eight Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – in particular, SDGs 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14 and 15.
The elements of the Action Plan are derived from the Theory of Change anchored in the Strategy. The Action Plan is therefore articulated around the three pillars and six outcomes of the Strategy. In addition, and with the aim to provide more clarity, action areas have been introduced to cluster the outputs, which are concrete results contributing to each outcome of the Strategy.
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023 - Urbanization, agrifood systems transformation and healthy diets across the rural–urban continuum
This report provides an update on global progress towards the targets of ending hunger (SDG Target 2.1) and all forms of malnutrition (SDG Target 2.2) and estimates on the number of people who are unable to afford a healthy diet. Since its 2017 edition, this report has repeatedly highlighted that the intensification and interaction of conflict, climate extremes and economic slowdowns and downturns,...
The Agricultural Outlook 2023-2032 is a collaborative effort of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It brings together the commodity, policy and country expertise of both organisations as well as input from collaborating member countries to provide an annual assessment of the prospects for the coming decade of national, regional and global agricultural commodity markets.
This guide aims to support stakeholders working at all levels of the food system in the implementation of actions to transform their food systems. Centered on 5 building blocks underpinning successful multi-stakeholder collaboration for food systems transformation, the guide uses these constructions to illustrate ingredients of the process and show the interconnectedness of the steps needed to be successful.
The 2023 SDG Summit will serve as a pivotal event towards achieving the SDGs, as gathered Heads of State and Government are to carry out a comprehensive review of progress, respond to the impact of multiple crises, and provide high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions for achieving the 2030 Agenda. FAO has developed these key messages to inform the discussions in the lead up to and during this Summit and the Political Declaration which will result from them.
This brochure provides an overview of FAO’s approach to supporting the sustainable reintegration of the forcibly displaced. It is part of a series of briefs on durable solutions, which highlight key approaches to forced displacement programming and policy, including tailored approaches to partnerships, data and evidence, with a view to achieving durable solutions to forced displacement including when conditions allow for a safe and dignified return.
This new FAO report provides a comprehensive picture of the status of women not only in agriculture, but across agrifood systems. It presents extensive data and lessons learned about gender in agrifood systems, with particular focus on how women participate in and benefit from socio-economic opportunities.
Contribution of terrestrial animal source food to healthy diets for improved nutrition and health outcomes - An evidence and policy overview on the state of knowledge and gaps
FAO’s Committee on Agriculture requested a comprehensive, science- and evidence-based global assessment of the contribution of livestock to food security, sustainable food systems, nutrition and healthy diets, considering environmental, economic and social sustainability. The assessment consists of four component documents. This first component document provides a holistic analysis of the contribution of terrestrial animal source food to healthy diets for....
With 222 million people experiencing high acute food insecurity across 53 countries, and an alarming food security outlook for 2023, investing in agriculture in emergency contexts has never been so critical. Agriculture assistance is life-saving. It is significantly less expensive to help rural families produce food, than to provide them food.
A life necessity, a social event, an act of love, a way of expressing ourselves: food is all of these things, as well as an important source of employment and the heartbeat of every economy. But the food chain – growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, distributing, trading, purchasing, preparing, consuming, and eventually disposing of what we consume – is a fragile sequence in which every point is fraught with risk....
This brief, jointly developed by the FAO Regional Office for Africa and the FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa, aims to trigger a critical reflection on the concept of “inclusive” agribusiness and propose a new definition that highlights the importance of considering gender equality and women’s empowerment as an integral component of agribusiness development.
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