Geospatial information for sustainable food systems

Geospatial activities in FAO

Geospatial technology plays a fundamental supporting role in the quest
for food security by identifying and monitoring natural resource use and propose adequate information for policy relevant solutions.
Through remote sensing, we define:

  • standards and indicators for the regular monitoring,
    qualitative and quantitative, of natural resources;
  • methodologies and tools that support governments and institutions in
    the study and assessment of innovative and effective plans for production, management, safeguarding and building resilience of natural resources.

Our work supports development plans, growth strategies and decision-making processes in many countries, on issues such as: