New Webinar@AIMS : "Announcing the new AGRIS Partnership "

17 Sep 2014

A new Webinar@AIMS will take place today, 17/9/2014, at 11.00 CET titled: "Announcing the new AGRIS Partnership". The webinar will allow the AGRIS Steering Committee to present the present and future of the FAO AGRIS bibliographic network to the entire AGRIS community, users and contributors, as well as all stakeholders in the Agricultural Information Management.

Presenters (Panellists)

  • Johannes Keizer, (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Xuefu Zhang, (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Agricultural Information Institute
  • Nikos Manouselis, (Agro-Know)

The webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and Agro-Know

You can find more information about the upcoming webinar and register at the FAO AIMS website.

 

Background:

Since beginning of 2014, FAO established a strong partnership with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Agricultural Information Institute and the Ariadne Foundation, Agro-Know to produce and enhance AGRIS, the International Information System for the Agricultural Science and Technology.

The first milestone was achieved with the transfer of the AGRIS data processing from Rome to Athens early in the year. Now the AGRIS steering group is having a meeting in Beijing. In September', the complete integration of the Chinese Agricultural Scientific Abstract Database into AGRIS will be released. Until now only a small percentage of the Chinese material was accessible through AGRIS.