statistics

the new world food and agriculture statistical pocketbook is a quick reference guide for anyone involved in decision-making for food security.
the fao yearbook of fishery and aquaculture statistics is a compilation of statistical data up to 2016 structured in different domains providing a comprehensive overview of the sector. 
the fao yearbook of forest products is a compilation of statistical data on basic forest products for all countries and territories of the world. 
the world’s largest database of food and agriculture statistics

fao’s statistical work

sound and timely statistics are key to inform decisions, policies and investments that tackle issues related to food and agriculture, from hunger and malnutrition to rural poverty, from food systems productivity to the sustainable use of natural resources or to climate change.

fao is dedicated to collecting, analysing, interpreting and disseminating food and agriculture statistics that are relevant for decision-making.

it is for this reason that developing and implementing methodologies and standards to assist countries in generating sound data and information is at the core of fao’s statistical work.

fao also supports member countries in the collection, dissemination and uptake of data to formulate policies and plans or to better orient investments.

major areas of fao’s statistical work

a comprehensive list of fao statistical activities is included in the statistical programme of work.

data dissemination

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methods and standards

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statistical capacity development

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how we work

the fao’s statistical system operates under the oversight of the office of chief statistician and it consists of a statistics division and statistics units embedded in technical departments.