Gianluca Franceschini is a Biologist working on geospatial analysis related to environment and sustainable development in the domain of agriculture and livestock production and land cover mapping. His work spans from data collection and preparation, analysis, reporting and presentation with an emphasis on international adopted standards for data maintenance and harmonisation. He is working on Work Package 2 focusing on the coordination of land cover mapping activities in the study areas following internationally adopted standards for the production of land cover legends (the ISO Land Cover Meta Language, LCML), and supporting the use of FAO methodologies. He is also supporting the collection of GIS and tabular data for the implementation of national agro-ecological zones assessment. This is contributing to the development of a network of nodes for the management, storage and dissemination of geospatial data produced during the project.