FAOSTAT is FAO’s corporate data repository. FAOSTAT contains data reported by annual surveys in member countries and dedicated data collection initiatives on areas of particular interest. The FAOSTAT Emissions Database contains country-level tier 1 estimates for the major emission categories in agriculture and land use since 1961. The estimates are based on IPCC 2006 default emission factors and on activity data mostly contained within FAOSTAT and the Global Forest Resources Assessment. Metadata explain the approaches for calculations and their data sources in detail.