FAO Statistical Yearbook 2012: all you ever wanted to know about world crop yields and tonnages

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The 2012 edi­tion of the FAO Statistical Yearbook presents a visual syn­thesis of the major trends and factors shap­ing the global food and agri­cul­tural land­scape and their inter­play with broader envir­on­mental, social and eco­nomic dimensions.


In doing so, it strives to serve as a unique ref­er­ence point on the state of world food and agri­cul­ture for policy-makers, donor agen­cies, research­ers and ana­lysts as well as the gen­eral public.


The book is sub­divided into four them­atic parts:


The set­ting meas­ures the state of the agri­cul­tural resource base, by assess­ing the sup­ply of land, labour, cap­ital, inputs and the state of infra­struc­ture, and also exam­ines the pres­sure on the world food sys­tem stem­ming from demo­graphic and mac­roe­co­nomic change


Hunger dimen­sions gauges the state of food insec­ur­ity and mal­nu­tri­tion, meas­ur­ing the mul­ti­tude of dimen­sions that give rise to and shape undernourishment


Feeding the world eval­u­ates the past and present capa­city of world agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion and the role of trade in meet­ing chan­ging food, feed and other demands


Sustainability dimen­sions exam­ines the sus­tain­ab­il­ity of agri­cul­ture in the con­text of the pres­sure it exerts on the envir­on­ment includ­ing the inter­ac­tion of agri­cul­ture with cli­mate change, and how it can provide eco­sys­tem ser­vices in rela­tion to the bio-based economy”

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Editor Pat Heslop-Harrison. ORCID 0000-0002-3105-2167

Pat Heslop-Harrison is Professor of Molecular Cytogenetics and Cell Biology at the University of Leicester. He is also Chief Editor of Annals of Botany.