Cross-cutting topics related to food and agriculture
Pulses and climate change. Revised editionPDF
Introducing pulses into farming systems can be key to increasing resilience to climate change.
Africa: regional overview of food security and nutritionPDF
The report further documents that although many African countries are making progress towards reducing malnutrition, progress is too slow to meet six key nutrition targets, which form part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) monitoring framework and the World Health Assembly global...
The state of food and agriculture: AdaptationPDF
This poster shows how climate change and agriculture affect each other.
Report on the high-level regional dialogue on the mainstreaming of biodiversity in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors PDF
This report presents the recommendations, conclusions and action plan emerged from the High Level Regional Dialogue on the Integration of Biodiversity in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DRANIBA) in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by FAO and the Government of Mexico in October...
Climate change and food security and nutrition Latin America and the Caribbean (policy guidelines)PDF
Latin America and the Caribbean have shown significant progress in matters of food security and nutrition, which led them to meet the goal undertaken in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). These progresses are threatened, among other factors, by climate change and the effects it can have over...
Food systems transformation: Developing sustainable, eco-friendly, climate-smart food production along value chains in AfricaPDF
This study states that it is critical that the after pandemic efforts are aimed at 'build back better' with actions that catalyse transformation to food systems that are resilient to shocks and extreme weather variabilities. These include making all actors, especially in the informal sector, less...
Info Note 2. The State of Food and Agriculture 2016; Climate change, agriculture and food security improved farming practices reduce impacts of ...PDF
This Info Note presents key points from the State of Food and Agriculture 2016 report. It discusses how agriculture needs to change agriculture to respond to climate change. It focuses on sustainable farmng practices.
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World – 2018PDF
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World is an annual flagship report jointly prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO to inform on progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and to provide in-depth analysis on key challenges for achieving this...
Ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all through transformation of food systemsPDF
Action Track 1 of the Food Systems Summit offers an opportunity to bring together the crucial elements of food safety, nutrition, poverty and inequalities in the framework of food systems in the context of climate and environmental change to ensure that all people have access to a safe and...
Measuring progress towards sustainable agriculturePDF
This paper presents a new methodological approach aimed at measuring progress towards sustainable agriculture in countries and across agri-food systems typologies, by measuring socio-economic and environmental dimensions with available national statistics, with sixteen indicators defined and...
Priorities related to food value chains and the agri-food sector in the nationally determined contributions (NDCs)PDF
This paper presents a global assessment on how food value chains and the agri-food sector have been considered in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Building on FAO’s global study of the agriculture sectors in the NDCs, the analysis provides an overview of where value chain...
Actions to transform food systems under climate changePDF
A systemic transformation of food systems is required if we are to feed the world’s current and future population sustainably under climate change. This paper identifies the high priority actions that must collectively be taken now, for climate change adaptation and mitigation in food systems....
The future of food and agriculture – Trends and challengesPDF
This booklet summarizes the report and sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done. What emerges is that “business as usual” is no...
The State of Food and Agriculture 2016 Info Note 1: Climate change, agriculture and food security climate change: what does it mean for ...PDF
This info note is drawn from The State of Food and Agriculture 2016. It examines some of the links between climate change, food security and agriculture.
Agriculture, food security and climate change: Outlook for knowledge, tools and actionWebsite
This short report presents a summary of current scientific knowledge on the impacts of climate change on farming and food systems, and on the implications for adaptation and mitigation. It calls for a holistic and strategic approach to linking knowledge with action in answering the challenges...
Enhancing knowledge on climate change mitigation and adaptation for food security and nutritionPDF
This publication advances the uptake of innovative tools and resources to help governments and policy-makers overcome new global challenges brought on by climate change, including combating desertification. The partnership is further contributing to the preparation and training of the next...
Panorama of food and nutrition security in Latin America and the CaribbeanPDF
The panorama of food and nutrition security in Latin America and the Caribbean 2017 addresses the region's progress towards compliance with SDG 2; and provides policy guidelines within the framework of food systems for the promotion of healthy eating.
Assessment of agricultural plastics and their sustainability. A call for actionPDF
This report presents the results of a study on agricultural plastic products used globally in a range of different value chains. The study assessed the types and quantities of plastic products, their benefits and trade-offs. Sustainable alternative products or practices were identified for...
Climate change: Unpacking the burden on food safetyPDF
The purpose of this publication is to identify and attempt to quantify some current and anticipated food safety issues that are associated with climate change. The food safety hazards considered in the publication are foodborne pathogens and parasites, harmful algal blooms, pesticides, mycotoxins...
The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2016 : Climate change, agriculture and food securityPDF
The 2016 SOFA report presents evidence on today and tomorrow’s impact of climate change on agriculture and food systems. The report assesses the options to make agriculture and food systems resilient to climate change impacts, while minimizing environmental impacts. It shows that making...
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017: Building Resilience for Peace and Food SecurityPDF
The 2017 report warns that a long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have been reversed. The thematic part of the report sheds light on how the increasing incidence of conflict in the world is affecting food security and nutrition. It also explores how,...
"Energy-Smart" food for people and climatePDF
The aim of this paper is to discuss how the entire food sector, from the farmer’s field to the consumer’s plate, can become more ‘energy-smart’. This paper provides examples of energy-smart practices for both small-and large-scale enterprises and covers the entire food sector.
Framework for Action on Biodiversity for Food and AgriculturePDF
Biodiversity for food and agriculture comprises all the components of biodiversity that contribute to crop and livestock production, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture – both wild and domesticated, and at genetic, species and ecosystem levels. It is vital to food security and nutrition,...
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