Hand-in-Hand Geospatial platform

Introducing the FAO Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform

FAO's open-access Hand in Hand (HIH) Geospatial Platform provides advanced information, including food security indicators and agricultural statistics, for more targeted agriculture interventions. The platform unlocks millions of data layers from different domains and sources to serve as the key enabling tool for FAO's HiH Initiative and serve digital agriculture experts, economists, government and non-government agencies, and other stakeholders working in the food and agriculture sector. The data has been sourced from FAO and other leading public data providers across the UN and NGOs, academia, private sector and space agencies, including key FAO flagship databases such as FAOSTAT data on food and agriculture for over 245 countries and territories from 1961 to the most recent year available. Since the launch of the platform in 2020, over 65 countries and institutions have participated in workshops to learn how leveraging data and technology can contribute to digital agriculture transformation and rural development.

Hand-in-Hand Initiative

 Target the poorest


 FAO mandate and SGD targets


 Provide a framework

The Geospatial Platform is the main technical tool enabling the Hand-in-Hand initiative.

Introducing FAO Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform: To Build a Better Future For All

The  Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform, led by the FAO Agro-informatics team, is the enabling tool for the FAO Hand-in-Hand (HiH) Initiative, an...


Hybrid Event

FAO at WSIS +20 High-Level Event 2024: ‘Process for Progress- Reflecting and Building on 20 years of digital journey’

The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event is scheduled to be held from 27 to 31 May 2024. FAO is organizing a session on Thursday 30th May 2024, 11:00-11:45...

Virtual Event

Join the ESA EO4Health User Forum 2024
15/01/2024 - 16/01/2024

The European Space Agency, in the context of EO Science for Society, is organizing the EO4Health User Forum to be held virtually on 15-16th January...

Projects In Focus

Climate Risk Toolbox (CRTB)

The Climate Risk Toolbox (CRTB) allows users to conduct climate risk screenings in a few steps, and to obtain a comprehensive report that includes climate-resilient measures and tailored recommendations to prevent and reduce climate risk.

Global Agro-Ecological Zoning version 4 (GAEZ v4)

The AEZ methodology was implemented to assess the capacity of the world's natural resources to meet the needs for food of a fast-growing global population, particularly in developing countries.

FAO Global Animal Disease Information System (EMPRES-i)

EMPRES Global Animal Disease Information System (EMPRES-i) supports veterinary services by facilitating the organization and access to regional and global disease information.


Latest Training Videos

Hand-in-Hand Initiative: Agricultural Typology Analysis

The Agricultural Typology is part of the Hand-in-Hand initiative (HiH) and aims to identify micro-regional level innovation opportunities, bottlenecks,...

Empowering agricultural stakeholders with FAO Digital Services Portfolio: the United Republic of Tanzania

In this video, we dive into the concrete uses of FAO Digital Services Portfolio in the United Republic of Tanzania (Ugani Kiganjani) to empower farmers...

The Future of Agriculture: AI and Digital Solutions for Climate Resilient Agrifood Systems

During the Science and Innovation Forum 2023, FAO organized a special session on AI and Digital Tools for Climate Resilient Agrifood Systems on the...

FAO AgroInformatics Platform – Expanding Digital Capabilities for more Data-Driven Solutions

Building upon the resounding success of FAO flagship Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform, the new FAO Agroinformatics Platform expands now digital capabilities...

FLAPP (FAO Food Loss App) - Knowledge for Action

On International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, FAO has launched the new FAO Food Loss App (FLAPP). The FLAPP empowers farmers, companies,...

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