GAEZ Data Portal www.fao.org/nr/GAEZ Content Background AEZ methodology and tools GAEZ Data Portal Features Next Steps Main activities of the organization Putting information within reach Sharing policy expertise
Providing a meeting place for nations Bringing knowledge to the field GAEZ assessments FAO and IIASA have developed the spatial analysis system that enables: rational land-use planning based on the inventory of land, water and soil resources evaluation of biophysical limitations and production potentials of land using FAO AEZ methodology
for land evaluation 1976 2007 Version 1.x and 2.x 2000/02 Version 3.x 2012 Selection of AEZ related tools CropWat a decision support tool for Windows; AquaCrop a crop water productivity model that simulates yield response to address conditions where water is a key limiting factor ;
AgroMetShell, NewLocClim, MOSAICC tools to conduct agroclimatic analysis; Eto calculator mainly to calculate Reference Evapotranspiration according to FAO standards; LRIMS ArcGIS extension to conduct Land Suitability Analysis (*); BEFS tools A set of ArcInfo tools to conduct Land Suitability Analysis ECOCROP a tool to provide agro-ecological information on crops and productivity. Selection related databases GAEZ database www.fao.org/nr/GAEZ FGGD database - available at www.fao.org/geonetwork FAOSTAT and CountryStat http://faostat.fao.org AgroMAPS Global Spatial Database of Agricultural Land-use Statistics http://kids.fao.org/agromaps/
AQUASTAT - global information system on water and agriculture www.fao.org/nr/water/ CLIMWAT - a climatic database to be used in combination with CROPWAT CLIMPAG database on Climate Impact on Agriculture www.fao.org/nr/climpag/ Land Cover data GLCN website www.glcn.org Harmonized World Soil Database v1.2 released in 2012 www.fao.org/nr/land/ databasesinformation-systems/en/ Selected applications of AEZ Quantification of land productivity; Estimations of rain-fed or irrigated cultivation potential for food, feed, fiber, and bio-energy feedstock production;
Identification of environmental constraints to agricultural production; Identification of potential hot spots of agricultural conversion and possible geographical shifts in agricultural land potentials due to changing climate; Identification of areas for crop intensification FAO 2012 State of Land and Water Resources Report FAO 2011
FAO GAEZ data portal version 3.0 provides interactive and dynamic web application to report on the current state and trends of agricultural production and crop suitability; designed based on multi-dimensional, multi-temporal and multi-purpose database; developed using standards and innovative technology; enables public access to data and information, becoming a gateway global, regional and local geospatial and tabular information on agricultural resources and potential GAEZ data portal capabilities
designed to facilitate access to the GAEZ database and resources; enables users management; delivers terabytes of spatial data, maps, tables, statistics, metadata, reports; Fully documented (Data model, Users Manual, GAEZ definitions, FAQ, limitations, and hints available) ; Compliant with FAO definitions, classifications and standards, ISO metadata standards to feed FAO GeoNetwork as part of data.fao.org GAEZ menu structure
GAEZ factsheet - Dimensions THEMES 5 thematic areas (> 300,000 global datasets at mainly 5 arc-minutes, also core layers at 30 arc-seconds) CROPS 11 crop groups, 49 crops, 92 crop types and 280 Crop/LUTs downscaling of 23 crops/commodities are available for 23 crop/commodities yield and production gap analysis for 17 crops/commodities WATER SUPPLY 5 water supply types (rain-fed, irrigation, gravity, sprinkler, drip) INPUT LEVELS
4 Input levels (High, Intermediate, Low, Mixed) TIME PERIOD Historical 1961-2000, 30 year average (1961-1990) and Future, 2020s, 2050s, 2080s) Data Portal features Browsing, querying and visualizing spatial datasets; Search by free text, theme, crop, input level, water supply, time period, country and region; Navigation of spatial datasets (pan, zoom) and identify by location; Analysis and charting tools for tabular
data; Preparation of maps and reports for different maps and variables; Download spatial, tabular, and metadata GAEZ Search and refine interface Search tool Output window Themes Variables Refine
GAEZ mapping interface Metadata Map title Content control Map Info Legend Map controls Map navigation Pan / Zoom Map Units
Download GAEZ in a nutshell Search and get information Explore and Analyze Mapping Aggregate and graph Tables Report and get the data Access Improve your knowledge and use properly Help and Documentation Users opinion matters Feedback, Forum, Tweet, Email,
Help Desk Discovery Visualization and Analysis Aggregation and Charting GAEZ data users FAO technical departments Technical experts from Member countries International Research and Modeling Community, Academia
GAEZ data portal external use Bandwidth (GB) 3.5 3 2.5 2 Bandwidth (GB) 1.5 1 0.5 0 Jun-12
Jul-12 Aug-12 Sep-12 Oct-12 Nov-12 Dec-12 Jan-13 Feb-13 Mar-13 Decline of wheat yield in Iran kg/Ha Agro-climatically attainable yield for high input level of irrigated wheat, averaged on scenarios CSIRO MK A2, B1, B2 9 8 7 6 5
4 3 2 1 0 Baseline (61-90) Year 2020 Year 2050 1961-90 2020
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