The “Agro-Ecological Zoning in Suriname” project was carried out within the framework of the “Basic Agreement for Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the Republic of Suriname, signed on June 22, 1976 and promulgated on November 23, 1976” and the “Complementary
Agreement to the Basic Agreement for Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Suriname”, signed on May 5, 2012.
Agricultural suitability assessments seek to determine favorable economic and environmental cost-benefit ratios, which should not be used as recommendations for direct use by farmers, but rather to underpin agricultural planning, since they deliver multiple usage possibilities.
Several factors, such as socio-economic and environmental conditions, legislation, producers’ interests, public policies, etc., should be taken into account for making an informed decision. Agricultural suitability assessments must therefore be considered an indispensable step in a given region’s agricultural zoning.
This mission’s goal encompassed both preparing this report and establishing some guidelines for future zoning evaluations in Suriname.
The AEZ Project in Surinam centered on capacity building for Surinamese experts, who after five technical missions in both Brazil and Surinam are qualified to perform agro-ecological land assessments, geo-information procedures and environmental planning in the interest of territorial intelligence. The project’s final output is a technical report about AEZ in Suriname. The working sheet and the  presentation are available at the Planning Office Suriname or click on the link: