The FAO's FAPDA (Food And Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis) tool was developed in 2011 with the support of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain to provide an on-line repository for food and agricultural policy decisions from around the world. The tool is part of the organization's Initiative on Soaring Food Prices (ISFP), which was intended to provide technical advice to FAO member countries to respond to the 2007-2008 global food security crisis.
The FAPDA is designed to serve a wide range of policy and agricultural stakeholders such as governments, development partners, regional economic organizations, civil society organizations, researchers, policymakers, and the private sector. The tool currently contains more than 9000 policy decisions gathered between 2008 and 2016. The tool classifies policy decisions based on the FAPDA Policy Classification, and each policy is properly verified and documented with the respective source of information.