The Land Tenure and Management Unit undertakes the following activities in land information and assessment:
Promotes the development of cost-effective methods for land and soil survey and classification including testing and identification of soil deficiencies, criteria and methods for assessment of land degradation and monitoring trends.
Provides documentation, information and technical guidance for the assessment, management and conservation of soil resources including physical, chemical and biological attributes.
Promotes the development and harmonisation of land evaluation methodology, land use analysis, land degradation assessments, agro-ecological zoning, indicators of land quality and criteria for monitoring land use systems and works towards their application through participatory land use planning approaches.
Promotes soil and land use classification and correlation methodologies. Maintains a database and web-based information system on land resources and land use at national and regional level for comparative studies and analysis.