Food and Agriculture Organization (UN)


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a United Nations agency leading an international effort to increase food security and nutrition standards across 130+ countries. The FAOSTAT database reports greenhouse gas emissions data related to agriculture, forestry, and other land use activities.

Example topics covered:

  • Total emissions generated from agrifood systems

  • Emissions associated with crop processes including rice cultivation and burning of crop residues

  • Emissions from livestock

  • Emissions from land use including forests, fires, and drained organic soils

  • Intensity of emissions by agricultural commodity

Key Attributes

Geographic Coverage


Entity Level

Country, CountryGroup, Continent

Time Granularity


Release Frequency

Annual - time of year varies by variable, typically November - December


Since 1961

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  • The FOOD_AGRICULTURE_ORGANIZATION_ATTRIBUTES table details each agricultural and/or emissions variable tracked by greenhouse gas type and agricultural product

  • The FOOD_AGRICULTURE_ORGANIZATION_TIMESERIES table provides historical values on an annual basis for each tracked variable

Tables & Sources

Cybersyn Products

Tables above are available in the following Cybersyn data product:


The data in this product is sourced from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) .

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