Land & Water

Agro-ecological Zoning (AEZ)

This publication contains guidelines on the use of FAO’s agro-ecological zoning (AEZ) methodology. It describes concepts, terminology, procedures as well as a step-wise guide to carrying out an AEZ study, including simple and advanced applications, drawing examples from FAO’s experience in various countries. These guidelines are intended to assist land resources specialists, land use planners and land managers wishing to implement AEZ studies at regional, national and sub-national levels. It contains a description of the software tools, GIS and integrated packages available at the time of publication (1996). Reference: FAO (1996). Agro-ecological Zoning. Guidelines. FAO Soils Bulletin 73, 78 pp. Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Service, FAO Land and Water Development Division. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. ISBN 92-5-103890-2

Source (link)
Regional, National, Sub-national/Province/District
Regional, National, Sub-national/ Province/ District
Biophysical approaches/tools
Agroecological Zoning and derived tools
Thematic areas
Crops - suitability, Land evaluation
User Category
Technical specialist, Scientific advisor