FAO State of Food and Agriculture 2023

The FAO report on the State of Food and Agriculture 2023 focusses on True Cost Accounting for food system transformation, offering national-level assessments for 154 countries.

The FAO report focusses this year on True Cost Accounting (TCA) as a tool for transformation of the agrifood systems, and attempts for the first time to perform a national-level assessment of such costs for 154 countries, opening the way for targeted national action.

Calculations with available data reveal that the global quantified hidden costs of agrifood systems amount to a minimum of 10 trillion dollars at 2020 purchasing power parity (PPP). Decision making must take these costs into account.

The report is available online in a variety of formats.



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