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.
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.
The Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform, led by the FAO AgroInformatics team, is the enabling tool for the FAO Hand-in-Hand (HiH) Initiative, an...
Hybrid Event, Rome (Italy)
The event will see a call to action to reduce food loss and waste toward transforming agrifood systems.
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