Thematic Portfolios display land-related data and information that is organized by theme. These Thematic Portfolios are developed in collaboration with global organizations wth relevant expertise.

These Thematic Portfolios display:

1) Written narratives that describe the main land governance issues relevant to the theme

2) Indicators and datasets that are relevant to the theme

3) Innovative tools for organizing, visualizing, and analyzing indicator data

4) Relevant newsevents, and blogs

5) Information on land-focused organizations working in this thematic area

6) Relevant Land Library resources

Thematic portfolios

Land and Food

Land & Food Security

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and foodpreferences for an active and healt

Producing food for the world’s growing rural and urban populations starts with agricultural land. Reducing current high levels of hunger and malnutrition, as called for by the Sustainable Development Goals, will depend on land use decisions and governance from the global to the local level. Although about 40 percent of the world’s land is used for crop production and pasture [1], today some 800 million people remain food insecure and as many as 2 billion are malnourished [2]. Achieving food security requires physical, social, and economic access to safe and nutritious food.