Link of Earth Map and the Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform

Hand-in-Hand has brought together over 20 FAO units across multiple domains, from Animal Health to Trade and Markets, integrating data from across FAO on Soil, Land, Water, Climate, Fisheries, Livestock, Crops, Forestry, Trade, Social and Economics, etc. Data has also been sourced from FAO partners and public data providers across the UN and NGOs, private sector and space agencies. So far, we have assembled a million geospatial layers, thousands of statistics series with 4,000 metadata records.

Earth Map can be accessed through the Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform under "Tools" in the "Explore Data" option. Earth Map can be selected and a new browser will automatically pop-up with the georeferenced location.

Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT)

The Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) is an appraisal system developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) providing estimates of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects, programmes and policies on the carbon-balance. EX-ACT is a land-based accounting system, estimating C stock changes (i.e. emissions or sinks of CO2) as well as GHG emissions per unit of land, expressed in equivalent tonnes of CO2 per hectare and year. The tool helps project designers to estimate and prioritize project activities with high benefits in economic and climate change mitigation terms.