Improving cooperation with farmers on development in different agro-ecological zones

Assigning agroecological zone status
Managing agro-ecological zones
Agroecological zones (AEZs) are geographic mapping units developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). They are based on climatic conditions and land forms that determine relatively homogeneous crop growing environments. Characterization of AEZs permits a quantitative assessment of the biophysical resources upon which agriculture and forestry research depend.

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends that national governments, multilateral and bilateral development agencies and non-governmental organizations should cooperate with farmers' organizations in formulating agricultural development projects to specific agro-ecological zones.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal