FAOLEX Database

In addition to searching directly in its main database, FAOLEX presents thematic databases that provide more focused and user-friendly access to specific subject matter. 

AgroecologyLex is a specialized database on different legal frameworks, policies and programmes concerning agroecology in different countries.

Aqualex Profiles provide an overview of national legal and policy frameworks in relation to water resources applicable to: Agriculture, Water and Environment, Water Supply and Sanitation, Water Quality and Pollution Control, Governance, Groundwater, Infrastructure, Water Resources Management and Water Rights, Disaster Resilience, Transboundary Waters

This section of FAOLEX provides an overview of national legal and policy frameworks, providing links to the Constitution, sectoral policies and primary legislation related to food and agriculture.

Family Farming Lex is a database of regional and national laws, regulations and policies related to family farming, including agroecology, forest farming, indigenous peoples, mountain farming, pastoralism and small-scale fisheries.

The Fishlex database provides in-depth country profiles on the Coastal State Requirements for Foreign Fishing. This database also allows searches on maritime limits, to identify those countries that may have delimited maritime zones of a particular size.

A database that classifies and provides access to legislation on pastoralism.

SoiLEX is a global database that aims to facilitate access to information on existing legal instruments on soil protection and prevention of soil degradation.

This database provides a platform where what is constitutionally committed to on the right to adequate food at the national level can be found. For each FAO Member Nation, you will find quotes of relevant articles on the right to adequate food as well as the ratification status of some key international instruments. The search can either be performed by Member Nation or by constitutional recognition.

The TimberLex database provides free and easy access to a set of comprehensive country-specific legal information - including legislation, policies and international commitments - on forest management, timber production and trade. Country profiles of major timber-trading countries are structured around a set of Guiding Legal Elements (GLEs) for timber legality developed by FAO and encompassing critical stages of the timber value chain.