FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System provides valuable data on African countries |
21 February 2008
The website profiles fantastic maps for African countries on topics such as: administrative boundaries, sustainable development (ie population, temperature and rainfall), economic situation, agriculture sector (ie relief, livestock, arable land, land cover), forestry sector, fishery sector and technical cooperation.
The system offers decision-makers around the world a fast and reliable way to access country-specific information without the need to search individual databases and systems. It gives added-value to FAO's vast store of information by providing an easy-to-use interface with particular emphasis on interactive maps and graphics.
The site uses two distinct categories to group information: by FAO's areas of expertise - sustainable development, economy, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and technical cooperation - based on FAO's corporate structure at its headquarters in Rome; and by Priority Areas for Interdisciplinary Action (PAIAs), FAO's strategic response to a fast-changing world where issues ranging from biotechnology to climate change and trade present new challenges and choices to governments and the public.
This unique corporate effort, encompassing all of FAO's departments and areas of expertise, recognizes that the accurate delivery of material in a time-efficient and easy-to-use format is crucial if the lives of the world's poor and hungry are to be changed for the better.
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Source: AGIRN / FAO