Function (Class) Definition

COFOG description of #cofog0421 - Agriculture (CS) (function of government class) (Ens Dictionary).
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Discover #tagcoding about functions of government: the #tagcoding handbook.

#tagcoding for #cofog0421 - Agriculture (CS)

#cofog0421 is the #tagcoding hashtag for #cofog0421 - Agriculture (CS). Use it when tagcoding or searching content about this function of government.

For the function of government in a specific country, add the country's ISO code to #cofog0421, for instance #cofog0421DZ1 for a post or tweet about #cofog0421 - Agriculture (CS) in Algeria.

Evaluating and improving #cofog0421 - Agriculture (CS)

For quite a number of functions of government, the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals and Targets provide measurable targets.

To know what initiatives have been undertaken, or are being undertaken, the DAC 5 and CRS Purpose Codes (OECD DAC) can be used to consult the OECD DCD-DAC Development finance statistics or the IATI Datastore.


For each function of government a substantial number of online resources are available. Some of these resources are listed here. Additions can be suggested in comments, or posts using #cofog0421.

Resource links
ISIC Rev. 4 description of A.01 - Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities
FAOLEX is a comprehensive and up-to-date legislative database, one of the world's largest electronic collection of national laws and regulations on food, agriculture and renewable natural resources.
Farms and food markets around the world (Pinterest)
The Farmers' Rights Resource Pages for Decision makers and Practitioners (website)
The Plantwise Knowledge Bank is an open-access online tool to help diagnose, track and provide treatment support and management advice on pests and diseases
AQUASTAT (FAO's global information system on water and agriculture, developed by the Land and Water Division (with an emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.)
IRRI and CIMMYT provide these diagnostic tools for production problems in the field: Rice Doctor, Maize Doctor and WheatDoctor
Wheat Atlas, by CIMMYT
Congo, Dem. Rep.: Forest Atlas
AGRIPPA (A database of agricultural documents, by FAO)
Crop Calendar for 130 crops and 283 agro-ecological zones in these countries: Algeria Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Rep. Cote d'Ivoire Djibouti Egypt, Arab. Rep. Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia, the Ghana Guinea Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia (South Sudan) Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Food Security Aid Map by Interaction
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
A Conceptual Framework for Progressing towards Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sector (July 2010, FAO, ISEAL)
Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture Systems (SAFA) (February 2011, FAO)
Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (Committee on World Food Security)
Land tenure - Information resources (at FAO website)
Fisheries tenure - Information resources (at FAO website)
Forestry (governance of tenure) - Information resources (at FAO website)
GapMinder Agriculture
Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (Sept. 2010, The World Bank, FAO, United Nations)
Food Security Aid Map by Interaction
Second SAFA e-Forum (January 23 - February 17, 2012); for supporting documents see tab "Resources"
Feed the Future (US)

Collaborative planning for the function

A Collaborative Planning Methodology is (simple) repeatable process that can be used to improve the quality of a function of government.

The below table lists some possible questions and format for documenting a collaborative planning for an improved function of government resulting from Awareness, capacity & care for #LocalizingSDGs.


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The fringes

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