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.

Currently, AGRIS  is an international collaboration and partnership of a network of more than 350 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

To register to AGRIS, contact 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 AP XML format or better;
  • It is recommended to send the xml files with the metadata of your journals directly to 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.

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AGRIS facilitates access to publications, journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and grey literature - including unpublished science and technical reports, theses, dissertations and conference papers.  

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.  

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