#UNFAO publications you should have at your fingertips

Recent publications you might have missed

30 Aug 2017

FAO plays an important and unique role as a neutral forum, offering unbiased, high-quality information across all areas related to food, agriculture and sustainable natural resources management. With over 500 new publications a year, FAO provides robust technical knowledge and global statistics.

By broadly disseminating timely, accurate and compelling information, FAO informs the work of practitioners, researchers and policy-makers, while raising the wider public’s awareness and understanding of issues that concern us all.

Here are some of our recent publications to add to your library:

1. Achieving Zero Hunger

How much does it cost to achieve zero hunger? About USD 265 billion per year, according to this report, which examines the investment costs required to eliminate hunger by 2030. If we maintain business-as-usual, around 650 million people will still suffer from hunger in 2030. The report estimates the investment needed to end global hunger using a combination of social protection programmes and targeted pro-poor investments.

2. The Future of Food and Agriculture: Trends and challenges

This report describes the challenges that agriculture and food systems have been facing throughout the 21st century and provides insights into what is at stake and what needs to be done. What emerges is that the status quo is no longer an option and that major transformations need to occur in agricultural systems, rural economies and in how we manage our natural resources.

3. Food and agriculture: Driving action across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commit the international community to act together to transform our world for present and future generations. This publication presents work FAO has been engaged in to support countries in reaching their SDG targets, highlighting the crucial interlinkages between food, livelihoods and management of natural resources. 

4. Climate Change and Food Security: Risks and Responses

Climate change presents a daunting challenge in the battle to end hunger, ensure food security and improve nutrition for all. The impacts of climate change are felt everywhere, from the environment to agricultural production, to economic and social dimensions. This report presents ways of reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience to face these challenges and highlights the importance of acting now in order to ensure food security.

5. Pulses: Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future

Part guide, part cookbook, and peppered with informative visuals, this beautifully illustrated book provides an overview of pulses and a step-by-step guide on how to cook them. It presents the benefits of these edible seeds in improving health and nutrition, fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and ensuring food security. Readers embark on a journey around the planet, discovering the ways in which pulses tie in with regional histories and cultures and learning the best-kept secrets of internationally acclaimed chefs.

6. Understanding the Codex Alimentarius

The Codex Alimentarius is a collection of international food standards that cover all the main foods and materials used in the further processing of food. Codex texts have contributed immensely to the safety and quality of the food we eat for more than five decades. This booklet provides a brief history of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (the body responsible for compiling the standards), how it works and what it has achieved.

7. Statistical Pocketbook

This pocketbook publication is part of the FAO Statistical Yearbook suite of products. The first part of the book includes useful graphs, charts and maps on a variety of topics from crop production to economic and political stability. The second part has country-level tables for a select number of indicators.

The FAO Document Repository provides free access to more than 65 000 FAO intellectual products in almost 80 languages. Some of our reports are also available as downloadable eBooks for your iPad, Kindle or other devices.

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