AGRIS : BACKGROUND
FAO - AGRIS (International Information System for the Agricultural Science and Technology) is a free of charge service that provides access and visibility to research information resources in agricultural and related sectors.
Since 1975, AGRIS has been maintained by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO of the UN), thus helping enhance visibility of agricultural publications produced worldwide by governmental agencies, universities and research centres.
# Currently, AGRIS network embraces 400 Data Providers (from up to 145 countries) which submit bibliographic data on research papers, reports, multimedia material, grey literature and other content types. Details about AGRIS data providers are hosted on CIARD RING.
# AGRIS is used by students, researchers, lecturers, librarians and other information professionals, publishers and professional associations, government officials, and is accessed by up to 600,000 users each month.
# The AGRIS network is comprised of up to 14,000 registered AGRIS members.
# AGRIS records are: