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Agriculture and Rural Development

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Major Assessments

    FAO; August 2002. Agriculture Series 34. Rome, Italy. 252 p. ISBN 9251047626/ ISSN 00814539.
    This annual report provides basic information on the agricultural situation at the global and regional level. Included in the issue are a CD-ROM containing time series data for 150 countries, country groups, and regions in English, French, and Spanish, together with FAOSTAT TS software for easy access and use.
    Earlier annual reports are also available: 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001

  • WORLD AGRICULTURE: towards 2015/2030. - 2003
    FAO; 2003. Rome, Italy. 444p. ISBN 9251048355.
    This report is FAO's latest assessment of the long-term outlook for the world's food supplies, nutrition and agriculture. It presents the projections and the main messages. The projections cover supply and demand for the major agricultural commodities and sectors, including fisheries and forestry.
    A hardcopy of this report, as well as of the Summary report, can be ordered at http://www.fao.org/icatalog/inter-e.htm.
  • wrld_agriWORLD AGRICULTURE: towards 2015/2030. Summary Report - 2002
    FAO; July 2002. Rome, Italy. 108p. ISBN 9251047618.
    This report is a shorter version of "World agriculture: towards 2015/2030", FAO's latest assessment of the long-term outlook for the world's food supplies, nutrition and agriculture, due for release at the end of 2002. It summarizes the projections, distills the messages and presents them for the generalist.

  • food_insecurityFOOD INSECURITY: when people live with hunger and fear starvation - 2001
    Fao; 2001. Rome, Italy. 108p. ISBN 925104628X.
    The state of food insecurity in the world reports on global and national efforts to reach the goal set by the 1996 World Food Summit: to reduce by half the number of undernourished people in the world by the year 2015.
    Earlier annual reports are also available: 1999, 2000
  • AGRICULTURE, LAND AND DESERTIFICATION - Report of the Secretary-General - 2001 (PDF)
    E/CN.17/2001/PC/13. Prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as task manager for chapters 10 and 14, and the United Nations Environment Programme as task manager for chapter 12, of Agenda 21, with contributions from other United Nations agencies and international organizations and major groups. 29 March 2001.


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