The new AGRIS initiative, which was launched at the Expert Consultation in October 2005, has defined three main areas of intervention to improve international information systems in agricultural science and technology: Advocacy, Capacity Building and Content Management. Content management, the management of agricultural science and technology information, has various needs: standards and methodologies for interoperability and facilitation of knowledge exchange; tools to enable information management specialists to process data; information and knowledge. This paper describes some of the efforts that have been made in this area over recent years.
Kaloyanova, Stefka and Onyancha, Irene and Salokhe, Gauri and Ward, Fynvola Le Hunte and Keizer, Johannes Information technologies and standards for agricultural information resources management: AGRIS Application Profile, AGROVOC and LISAGR., 2007 . In XIV Reunión Interamericana de Bibliotecarios, Documentalistas y Especialistas en Información Agrícola (RIBDA), Mexico City (Mexico), 06-10 November 2006. [Conference paper]