World food and agriculture: statistical pocketbook 2018

  • 01/10/2018
  • FAO

This pocketbook presents, at a glance, selected key indicators on agriculture and food security, and is meant to serve as an easy-to- access and quick reference for all stakeholders and partners involved in policy formulation or decision making processes. The indicators are presented in two sections, one thematic and one country-specific; they are organized along four main themes: The setting, that measures the state of the agricultural resource base by assessing the supply of land, labour, capital and inputs; Hunger dimensions, which gauges the state of food insecurity and malnutrition, and highlights the four dimensions – availability, access, stability and utilization – that determine the scale of hunger and the shape of undernourishment; Food supply, which evaluates the past and present productive capacity of world agriculture, together with the role of trade, in meeting the world’s demand for food, feed and other products; and Environment, which examines the sustainability of agriculture in the context of the pressure it exerts on its ecological surroundings.