FAO report on food and agriculture indicators underscores lack of progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Gender equality, investigated through the lens of women's land tenure, is far from realized, and legal provisions in many countries do not adequately protect the rights of women to land. Only 12 percent of assessed countries guarantee a very high degree of such protection.
Both forests and the sustainability of global fish stocks continue to decline, though at a slower pace than before.
Government investment in agriculture, measured as a share of GDP, has declined globally by around a third since 2001, led by sharp drops - from high levels - in much of Asia.
"Working together, we need to work together to find innovative ways to accelerate the information needed to catalyze the changes the world has pledged to achieve," said Torero.
SOURCE Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)