Johannes Keizer

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Dr Johannes Keizer

Professional Title: Programme Manager/Project Manager
Other: team leader "AIMS"

Primary domain: Agricultural Information Management

Organization name: FAO of the UN

Organization type: Government/Public Services

City / Country: Rome - Italy

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Johannes Keizer is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. For the last 10 years he is leading the AIMS team. (“Agricultural Information Management Standards and Services) The AIMS team takes care of the multilingual agricultural concept scheme “AGROVOC”, facilitates AGRIS (“the International Information Systems for Agricultural Science and Technology”) and works together with GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research) on the CIARD RING (“Roadmap to Information Nodes and Gateways”). The AIMS website ( has become one of the most important access points for standards, tools and advice in agricultural information management. Johannes Keizer has a master degree in biochemistry and biophysics and a PhD in Biology. Before turning his interest to the management of scientific data he worked as a research fellow on eco-toxicological aspects of organo-phosphorous pesticides. He is member of the GODAN Secretariat. He lives in Italy