AGRIS is the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology providing access to bibliographic information on agricultural science and technology.

AGRIS started in 1975 by the Food and Agriculture Organization  (FAO) of  the United Nations, to serve users from both developed and developing countries, to enable access to available knowledge in agriculture, science and technology.

As a global public multilingual bibliographic database for agricultural science and technology, AGRIS collects and uses agricultural bibliographic data enabling you to retrieve a wealth of research and technical information resources on agriculture worldwide.

AGRIS facilitates access to publications, journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and grey literature - including unpublished science and technical reports, theses, dissertations and conference papers.  

Currently, AGRIS  is an international collaboration and partnership of a network of more than 400 data providers from up to 145 countries.  

It is possible to contribute to AGRIS as institutional repository, a journal or as an aggregator. The content should fall in one of the main AGRIS subject categories

*** AGRIS does not accept individual author contributions ***

To register to AGRIS, contact agris@fao.org. After the registration you wil receive your AGRIS provider ID. 

How to submit data to AGRIS:

* AGRIS receives metadata in various formats, the minimum elements being in AGRIS Application Profile (AP) XML format or better. The most common formats are: Crossref, DOAJ, Endnote, MARC21, MODS, Simple DC, and PubMed.

Any format is accepted and validated if it includes meaningful metadata using standardized properties, which will be mapped and validated towards AGRIS AP, internal format used by AGRIS.

* In case that you need to create metadata from scratch, it is recommended to use your reference management software to export your data in XML format. There are also reference management software applications that can be downloaded for free, like for example Mendeley or Zotero.

It is recommended to send the XML files with the metadata of your resources/data collections  directly to agris@fao.org

Metadata are manually checked to look for inconsistencies or recurring semantic errors, and to be sure that their content is relevant to AGRIS. Thereafter, the input metadata format is mapped to AGRIS AP, the AGRIS pre-processing metadata format, which allows to accept input data in any format. It is also the entry point for metadata enrichment and RDF-ization. During the RDF-ization process, free keywords are converted to AGROVOC URIs used to index AGRIS records.

The mapping from the input metadata model to AGRIS AP is encoded in a software component responsible for Metadata cleaning (e.g. normalize dates, remove HTML elements, etc.). Adding metadata about the AGRIS centers Conversion of input metadata to AGRIS AP XML files.

A number of AGRIS resources come with a link to full-text (accessed through Google).

More than 85 % of all AGRIS records are indexed with AGROVOC multilingual thesaurus. AGROVOC is published as Linked Open Data in a SKOS version and is used as backbone to link AGRIS records and external resources.  

For more information about AGRIS: 

AGRIS: providing access to agricultural research data exploiting open data on the web, by Celli F, et al. , F1000Research 2015, 4:110
AGRIS: Providing Access to Bibliographic Information on Agricultural Science and Technology, by Subirats, Imma, COAR 2018 Annual Meeting and General Assembly, Hamburg (Germany)