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Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAOs efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAOs mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Food and Agriculture Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
GUIDE IRRIGATION INVEST PROJ

Guidelines on Irrigation Investment Projects

19 Jul 2019
Irrigation has been and will continue to be an agricultural and rural investment priority. Development of the irrigation sector faces multiple challenges, including water scarcity and degradation, competition over shared resources, and the impact of climate change. Innovations are needed to addre...
CROSSING BOUNDARIES: LEGAL POL

Crossing Boundaries

Legal and Policy Arrangements for Cross-border Pastoralism

6 May 2019
This report examines how pastoral mobility has been impacted by the creation of unnatural boundaries within landscapes and how societies cope with these constraints through legal or informal arrangements. There are many examples from around the world of efforts to facilitate transboundary movemen...
LES PRODUITS FORESTIERS NON‑LIGNEU

Les produits forestiers non-ligneux

De la restauration des terres à la génération de revenus

18 Apr 2019
Action contre la désertification est un projet qui soutient huit pays - Burkina Faso, Ethiopie, îles Fidji, Gambie, Haïti, Niger, Nigéria et Sénégal - dans la gestion durable et la restauration des terres dégradées. Le projet promeut une approche de restauration communautaire des terres tout au l...
NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS

Non-timber Forest Products

From Restoration to Income Generation

26 Mar 2019
The Action Against Desertification project supports Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Fiji and Haiti in the sustainable management and restoration of degraded land. The project promotes community-based restoration approaches along value chains - from the seed to the market ...
GLOBAL RINDERPEST ACTION PLAN

Global Rinderpest Action Plan

Post-eradication

4 Apr 2019
The Global Rinderpest Action Plan aims to ensure continued global freedom from rinderpest by outlining the actions necessary to prepare for, respond to and recover from a rinderpest outbreak. FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) declared in 2011 the global eradication of rinderp...
USE OF 137CS FOR SOIL EROSION

Use of 137Cs for Soil Erosion Assessment

13 Mar 2019
The 137Cs method uses traces of nuclear activity to measure soil loss, and constitutes a relatively swift and cost-effective means of collecting data on soil erosion as compared to more conventional methods. This guide covers the main principles, sampling strategy, gamma spectroscopic measurement...
MAINSTREAM EFFICIENT LEGUME SEED

Mainstreaming Efficient Legume Seed Systems in Eastern Africa

Challenges, Opportunities and Contributions towards Improved Livelihoods

22 Apr 2019
Legumes are important components of sustainable farming systems. They are useful to diversify and intensify cropping systems; fix atmospheric nitrogen and improve soil health; act as rotation crops; increase and diversify smallholder incomes; and lower the carbon footprint, mitigating climate cha...
E-AGRICULTURE IN ACTION BLOCKCHAIN

E-Agriculture in Action

Blockchain for Agriculture - Opportunities and Challenges

29 Apr 2019
The growth of ICT in the last decade has provided many opportunities to overcome some of the challenges faced by the agriculture sector. Recent developments such as the increase in the use of mobile-broadband access devices, the Internet of things (IoT), drones, smart networks, capacity for big d...
VALUING FOREST ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Valuing Forest Ecosystem Services

A Training Manual for Planners and Project Developers

13 Mar 2019
The aim of this manual is to enhance understanding of ecosystem services and their valuation. The specific target group comprises governmental officers in planning units and field-level officers and practitioners in key government departments in Bangladesh responsible for project development, inc...
STATE OF FOOD SECUR & NUTRIT 2018

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018

Building Climate Resilience for Food Security and Nutrition

Series:
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
25 Feb 2019
This year’s report shows that climate variability and extremes – even without conflict – are key drivers behind the recent rise in global hunger and one of the leading causes of severe food crises and their impact on people’s nutrition and health. Climate variability and exposure to more complex,...
REG OVERVIEW FOOD SEC NUTRI EURO

Europe and Central Asia Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2018

The Role of Migration, Rural Women and Youth in Sustainable Development

4 Mar 2019
Europe and Central Asia encompasses great economic, social and environmental diversity, its countries are facing various food security and nutrition challenges. While they have made significant progress in reducing the prevalence of undernourishment over the past two decades, new evidence shows a...
STATE OF MED BLACK SEA FISH 2018

The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2018

Series:
The State of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries
25 Feb 2019
Bringing together data and indicators submitted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) contracting parties and cooperating non-contracting parties on stock status, national catches, fleet and socio-economic aspects, as well as information obtained from other sources, SoM...
STATE FOOD & AGRI 2018 (S)

El estado mundial de la agricultura y la alimentación

Migración, agricultura y desarrollo rural

Series:
El estado mundial de la agricultura y la alimentación
15 Oct 2018
La migración es una realidad mundial en crecimiento que permite que millones de personas busquen nuevas oportunidades. Sin embargo, también plantea dificultades para los migrantes y para las sociedades, tanto en las zonas de origen como en las de destino. En este informe se analizan los flujos mi...
STATE FOOD & AGRI 2018 (F)

La situation mondiale de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture 2018

Migrations, agriculture et développement rural

Series:
La situation mondiale de l'alimentation et de l'agriculture
15 Oct 2018
Les migrations sont un phénomène mondial en expansion qui concerne des millions de personnes en quête d’un avenir meilleur. Elles sont porteuses de défis pour les migrants eux-mêmes et pour les sociétés, aussi bien dans les régions de départ que dans les régions d’arrivée. La situation mondiale d...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2018

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

Series:
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 THE WORLD

The State of the World’s Forests 2016

Forests and Agriculture - Land-use Challenges and Opportunities

Series:
The State of the World’s Forests
16 Jun 2016
Forests and trees support sustainable agriculture. They stabilize soils and climate, regulate water flows, give shade and shelter, and provide a habitat for pollinators and the natural predators of agricultural pests. They also contribute to the food security of hundreds of millions of people, fo...
STATE WORLD FISHERIES & AQUA 2016

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016

Contributing to Food Security and Nutrition For All

Series:
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture
6 Oct 2016
This issue of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date data and information to a wide range of readers – policy-makers, managers, scientists, stakeholders and indeed all those interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. As always, the...
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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 ...