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The State of Food and Agriculture

The State of Food and Agriculture, FAO’s major annual flagship publication, aims at bringing to wider audience balanced science-based assessments of important issues in the field of food and agriculture. Each edition of the report contains comprehensive, yet easily accessible, overview of selected topics of major relevance for rural and agriculture development and for global food security.

STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2019

The State of Food and Agriculture 2019

Moving Forward on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

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The State of Food and Agriculture
14 Oct 2019
This year's edition provides new estimates of the percentage of the world's food lost from production up to the retail level. It suggests that identifying and understanding critical loss points in specific supply chains – where considerable potential exists for reducing food losses – is crucial t...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2018

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

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The State of Food and Agriculture
23 Oct 2018
Migration is an expanding global reality, one that allows millions of people to seek new opportunities. But it also involves challenges for migrants and for societies, both in areas of origin and of destination. This report analyses migratory flows – internal and international – and how they are ...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1993

The State of Food and Agriculture 1993

Water Policies and Agriculture

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
3 Sep 1993
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on water policies and agriculture.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1994

The State of Food and Agriculture 1994

Forest Development and Policy Dilemmas

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The State of Food and Agriculture
19 Apr 1994
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on forest development and policy dilemmas.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1995

The State of Food and Agriculture 1995

Agricultural Trade - Entering a New Era?

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
9 May 1995
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on agricultural trade.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1996

The State of Food and Agriculture 1996

Food Security - Some Macroeconomic Dimensions

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
6 Nov 1996
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on food security.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1997

The State of Food and Agriculture 1997

The Agroprocessing Industry and Economic Development

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
7 Nov 1997
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on the agroprocessing industry and economic devel...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1998

The State of Food and Agriculture 1998

Rural Non-farm Income in Developing Countries

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
8 Sep 1998
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on rural non-farm income in developing countries.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1999

The State of Food and Agriculture 1999

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
19 Sep 1999
This year's edition of The State of Food and Agriculture was not published in its traditional format. Instead, a document (The State of Food and Agriculture, C99/2) and a set of graphs and figures summarizing the main features of the current world food and agriculture situation were presented at ...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2000

The State of Food and Agriculture 2000

Lessons from the Past 50 Years

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The State of Food and Agriculture
20 Feb 2000
The close of a millennium is an opportune time for studying the past with a view to seeking lessons for the future. So in addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, this year's edition of The State of Food and Agriculture includes a special chapter that refle...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2001

The State of Food and Agriculture 2001

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
20 Oct 2001
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition features a review of the existing evidence on the link between nutr...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2002

The State of Food and Agriculture 2002

Agriculture and Global Public Goods Ten Years after the Earth Summit

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The State of Food and Agriculture
2 Feb 2002
In addition to the usual review of the recent food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on agriculture and global public goods ten years after the earth ...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1947

The State of Food and Agriculture 1947

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
25 Aug 1947
At this first review of the state of food and agriculture, discussion centers on activities which might be undertaken by the council during the coming year, specifically taking over international allocation of foods and fertilizers from the International Emergency Food Council, ensuring maximum m...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1948

The State of Food and Agriculture 1948

A Survey of World Conditions and Prospects

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The State of Food and Agriculture
3 Jun 1948
The present Report, in spite of limitations and imperfections due to inadequate data, delineates the central issues clearly enough to enable governments to consult together and decide what practical steps should be taken next. This over-all guide aims to have action initiated or intensified in a ...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1949

The State of Food and Agriculture 1949

A Survey of World Conditions and Prospects

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The State of Food and Agriculture
31 Dec 1949
In this second report on the State of Food and Agriculture, an attempt is made to appraise the current situation against the background of longer-term trends and to focus attention on a very few broad issues which will require consideration and action by governments.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1950

World Outlook and State of Food and Agriculture 1950

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
17 Mar 1950
In line with recommendations of the Fifth Session of the FAO Conference, this report brings together information on the general economic outlook; the outlook for individual farm, forestry, and fisheries commodities; the changing patterns of world trade; the changes in international investment; an...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1951

The State of Food and Agriculture 1951

Review and Outlook

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The State of Food and Agriculture
29 Nov 1951
This report, which not only reviews the past but also appraises the outlook for the immediate future, is as complete as can be done in the difficult circumstances of 1951. Neither crop forecasts nor economic forecasts can ever be completely right, but the appraisals here, based upon all the infor...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1952

The State of Food and Agriculture 1952

Review and Outlook

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The State of Food and Agriculture
1 Oct 1952
This report presents the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation with statistical material available to FAO staff not later than 30 July 1952.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1953

The State of Food and Agriculture 1953

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
9 Sep 1953
This year's edition of The State of Food ad Agriculture is split into two parts. The first part provides a world and regional review and outlook, as well as an in depth review by commodities. The second part provides an overview of longer term prospects with a focus on general world and regional ...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1954

The State of Food and Agriculture 1954

Review and Outlook

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The State of Food and Agriculture
23 Dec 1954
The present report reviews the more recent developments in the world food and agricultural situation and also the immediate outlook. In 1953/54 world production continued to expand. Surpluses, especially of wheat, became more burdensome in some areas, and in these areas farm prices and farm incom...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1955

The State of Food and Agriculture 1955

Review of a Decade and Outlook

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
24 Dec 1955
The year 1955 marks the tenth anniversary of the foundation of FAO. It marks also the end of the first decade of agricultural recovery and expansion after the second world war. Unlike its predecessors, this issue does not deal mainly with the current situation and short-term outlook, but instead ...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1956

The State of Food and Agriculture 1956

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
11 Sep 1956
This edition continues the annual publication by FAO of world agricultural statistics, with a complete listing of data for 1954, the latest revisions of data for prewar and 1953, and, for the first time, data for the postwar average 1948-52. Coverage and quality of the statistics presented have b...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1957

The State of Food and Agriculture 1957

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
10 Oct 1957
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, this edition of The State of Food and Agriculture also studies the factors influencing the trend of food consumption, as well as postwar changes in some institutional factors affecting agriculture.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1958

The State of Food and Agriculture 1958

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
2 Dec 1958
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, this year's edition of The State of Food and Agriculture also studies food and agricultural developments in Africa south of the Sahara, as well as the growth of forest industries and their impact on the world's fo...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1959

The State of Food and Agriculture 1959

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
19 Sep 1959
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on agricultural incomes and levels of living in c...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1960

The State of Food and Agriculture 1960

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
30 Nov 1960
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on programming for agricultural development.
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1961

The State of Food and Agriculture 1961

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
22 Dec 1961
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on land reform and institutional change, as well as agricul...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1962

The State of Food and Agriculture 1962

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
13 Sep 1962
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on both the role of forest industries in the atta...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1963

The State of Food and Agriculture 1963

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
3 Mar 1963
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on the basic factors affecting the growth of prod...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 1964

The State of Food and Agriculture 1964

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture
20 Dec 1964
In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on protein nutrition, as well as synthetics and t...