Presentation of the State of Food and Agriculture report (SOFA 2023)


Rome, November 06, 2023 - The FAO's flagship publication has now been launched under the title “Revealing the true cost of food to transform agrifood systems”.

Front page SOFA 2023
Front page SOFA 2023© FAO

The 2023 edition of the SOFA report focuses on uncovering the hidden impacts of our agrifood systems for informed decision-making.

It proposes true cost accounting as an approach to quantify the hidden costs and benefits of our agrifood systems for 154 countries.

The findings are a starting point to stimulate debate and dialogue among agrifood systems actors.

Next year's 2024 edition will then follow up on this theme, focusing on case studies to illustrate the benefits of this approach in supporting a sustainable transformation of agricultural and food systems.

Read more: https://www.fao.org/publications/home/fao-flagship-publications/the-state-of-food-and-agriculture/en

Background information

The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report provides a comprehensive annual overview of issues related to the FAO's dual mandate.

The study focuses on emerging research areas such as agricultural and food systems and digital technologies in agriculture.

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