Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    FAO Data Lab

    The DataLab for FAOLEX

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    FAOLEX is an up-to-date database containing national policies and bilateral agreements concerning food, agriculture and natural resources management, drawn from more than 200 countries and originating in over 40 languages.

    The Data Lab contributed to the development of an indicator that is capable of measuring how decisions reflected in national planning documents related to food and agriculture are supported through the use of statistics. Furthermore, it aims to provide relevant analyses on agricultural legislation and an efficient classification of all policies contained in FAOLEX Database.

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    DataLab products resulting from this collaboration:

    Faceted search engineA faceted search engine that allows to identify the content of each policy document through an appropriate OCR of the related file (the documents are often scans of the originals). Moreover, the search engine identifies and extracts law articles that are mentioned in the texts.
    Analytical toolAn analytical tool that evaluates the use of statistics in each document.