New tool tracks food and agriculture policies
This article elaborates on the functions of the FAO’s Food and Agriculture Policy Decisions Analysis Tool (Fapda). The web-based tool includes more than 6,000 policy decisions from more than 70 countries. It was developed in 2011 to provide an on-line repository for food and agricultural policy decisions from around the world. It covers policies from topics related to safe drinking water and food safety guidelines to land ownership and taxes on agricultural inputs. Users can select their country of interest to explore recent policy decisions made within that country and use filters to further focus their search. According to the article, the tool can help policymakers and researchers to better identify appropriate policies.