Geospatial information for sustainable food systems

Modernizing Global Agro-Ecological Zoning With New Methods

Year published: 06/08/2022

The Geospatial Unit of the Land and Water Division (NSL) at Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA organized the second virtual consultation, on 24 March 2022, for the new version of the Global Agro-Ecological Zoning database (GAEZ v5)

The objective of this consultation was to identify the methodological refinements and extensions to be addressed in the new GAEZ v5. The consultation looked at four main topics: i) crops, ii) water, iii) soil and iv) ecosystems functions.