AGRIS

Details of the organization
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
International
International organizations

Information about the project
AGRIS
AGRIS is the international information system for the agricultural sciences and technology. It was created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1974, to facilitate information exchange and to bring together world literature dealing with all aspects of agriculture. AGRIS is a cooperative system in which participating countries input references to the literature produced within their boundaries and, in return, draw on the information provided by the other participants. To date, 240 national, international and intergovernmental centres participate.
International implementation
Ongoing from to 
The following is a sample of a vast array of partners working with FAO on AGRIS: Agricultural Libraries in Europa Chinese Accademy of Agricultural Science Cooperative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Indian Council for Agricultural Research Kasetsart University, Bangkok Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery in Japan National Agricultural Library (USA)

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* International and regional cooperation
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Information System
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No