FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.
The national version of FAOSTAT, CountrySTAT, is being developed and implemented in a number of target countries, primarily in sub-saharan Africa. It will offer a two-way data exchange facility between countries and FAO as well as a facility to store data at the national and sub-national levels.
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This publication is the foremost collection and reference point for statistical data on food and agriculture globally. It provides a snapshot of related economic, environmental and social trends and issues. There are four broad thematic categories: state of the agricultural resource base, hunger dimensions, feeding the world and sustainability.
FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012
The following subject domains have been updated:
Sudan and South Sudan:
On 9 July 2011 South Sudan became an independent state and on 14 July 2011 it became a Member of the United Nations. Therefore, starting 2011, data for South Sudan and Sudan, where available, are shown under the appropriate country name. For periods prior to the independence of South Sudan in 2011, data for Sudan include those for South Sudan unless otherwise indicated.
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FAO together with OECD released a new site on Food Outlook: OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook
NEW: COUNTRY PROFILES
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Food Security Statistics
Commercially available organic fertilizers and water retaining products
Database on Introduction of Aquatic Species
EZ (Agro-Ecological Zoning)
FCC3 (Fertility Classification System)
Fertilizer Supply and Demand Outlook
Forestry valuation database
GAEZ (Global Agro-Ecological Zoning)
Global Forest Resources Assessment
Grassland and Pasture/Crop Systems
IES (Irrigation Equipment Supply Database)
Non-wood forest products
POPDYN (Population Dynamic Database)
SBDM (Multi-Lingual Soil Database)
Soil Map of the World
TEMS - Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites
World Rivers and their Sedimentations Yields
Fishery Conversion Factors
Gridded Livestock of the World database
FAOSTAT is fully compliant with the principles of good practice governing international statistics.
The Subscription service to FAOSTAT has been phased out to allow greater free access to FAO Statistics. From 1 July 2010 the FAOSTAT subscription service has been replaced by a FAOSTAT registered users service offering the same facilities as the subscription service.