Strengthening information systems
10.11. Governments at the appropriate level, in collaboration with national institutions and the private sector and with the support of regional and international organizations, should strengthen the information systems necessary for making decisions and evaluating future changes on land use and management. The needs of both men and women should be taken into account. To do this, they should:
(a) Strengthen information, systematic observation and assessment systems for environmental, economic and social data related to land resources at the global,
regional, national and local levels and for land capability and land use and management patterns;
(b) Strengthen coordination between existing sectoral data systems on land and land resources and strengthen national capacity to gather and assess data;
(c) Provide the appropriate technical information necessary for informed decision making on land use and management in an accessible form to all sectors of the population, especially to local communities and women;
(d) Support low cost, community managed systems for the collection of comparable information on the status and processes of change of land resources, including soils, forest cover, wildlife, climate and other elements.
(c) International and regional coordination and cooperation