“Capacity development is the process through which individuals, organizations and societies obtain, strengthen and maintain the capabilities to set and achieve their own development objectives over time”, - CADRI. Capacity development is at the heart of FAO's mandate.

The Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) –  facilitated by the FAO of the UN – is an open online space promoting capacity development activities and engaging with stakeholders (individuals and national/regional/international institutions) that are interested in sharing their knowledge, practicing new skills and learning more about the established mainstream of and current trends in:

AIMS capacity development activities include:

  • Webinars: real-time, online events, with short presentations allowing interaction with participants;

  • e-learning, face-to-face, self-paced training: AIMS can provide expertise in all areas of agricultural information management. Whether you go through our training courses or explore a self-paced training option, you’re training with the very best in the information/data/knowledge management issues that can be applied on agricultural and other domains;

  • Conferences:  AIMS collaborates with stakeholders worldwide to organize conferences and events related to standards, technology and good practices for agriculture information management;

  • Workshops: collaborative activities bringing together researchers and practitioners in the area of semantic-driven information management in agriculture.

All these activities aim to contribute to meet a number of challenges of the 21st century defined in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).