Further Study and Research
FAOSTAT: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Statistics Division. FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available.
AQUASTAT: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Global Information System on Water and Agriculture. AQUASTAT collects, analyses and disseminates data and information, by country, on water resources, water use and agricultural water management, with emphasis on irrigated agriculture in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
FAO Food & Nutrition Numbers 2014 (PDF - 25.4MB): The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations data on food supply and nutrition.
UN Population Division: Official United Nations population estimates and projections that have been prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat.
WRI Aqueduct: A World Resources Institute project for measuring, mapping and understanding water risks around the globe.
IFPRI: International Food Policy Research Institute. IFPRI provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.
IWMI: The International Water Management Institute is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries.
IPCC AR5 WG1 Climate Change Complete Report (PDF - 366MB): The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Working Group 1 (WG1) complete report.
US National Climate Assessment, May 2014: Official version of the 2014 National Climate Assessment.
GAPMINDER World: Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious or economic affiliations that produces free teaching resources making the world understandable based on reliable statistics.
Human Energy Requirement Calculator: A tool for calculating the number of calories expended by a person of a given age, height, and weight, based on their activity levels in a typical day.
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats: A photographic exploration of the diets of people around the world.
The Future of Food: A 3-part BBC documentary, first aired in 2009, on likely future challenges faced by the global food production and distribution systems.