ERS Annual Report, FY 2016

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Developments in Iran’s Agriculture Sector and Prospects for U.S. Trade

Sanctions relief may widen Iran’s agriculture sector access to international markets and capital, significantly affecting the country’s production, consumption, and trade of several grain and horticultural products.


The Effects of Energy Price Shocks on Household Food Security in Low-Income Households

Unexpected price increases in gasoline, natural gas, and electricity increase the likelihood that low-income households experience food distress.


International Food Security Assessment, 2017-27

The share of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries included in this report is projected to fall from 18 percent in 2017 to 9 percent in 2027. The number of food-insecure people is projected to fall 42 percent.


Land Use, Land Cover, and Pollinator Health: A Review and Trend Analysis

ERS analysis of broad changes in land use and land cover over 1982-2012 finds that forage suitability for pollinators, including honey bees, increased between 1982 and 2002 and then declined slightly to 2012.


Children’s Food Security and USDA Child Nutrition Programs

USDA child nutrition programs reduce food insecurity in households with children and contribute to diet quality and academic performance. One in 6 households with children was food insecure in 2015.