Since 1998 Johannes Keizer is working for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN . After initial work on "pesticide decision guidance documents" he took over the responsibility for the FAO documentation group and the Bibliographic database AGRIS, which were completely remodeled under his leadership.
His position is now in the "Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extensions and he is heading an information and knowledge management group of 20 professionals, known as the "AIMS team" - Agricultural Information Management Standards and Services. Through the AIMS portal his team is working on standards, tools and advice for FAOs stakeholders.
Some of the main products are AGRIS - the international information system for the Agricultural Science and Technology, AGROVOC -the multilingual agricultural concept scheme, the Linked Open Data recommendations for Bibliograpic Data, AgriOcean Dspace and AgriDrupal. The Aims team is also providing the technical backbone work for the CIARD initiative a major movement pushed by FAO, the CGIAR and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research.
For more than 6 years the AIMS team is participating in projects from the EC framework programs and was able to channel the results of European cutting edge research into the international work of FAO to combate hunger and poverty in the world through projects as NeON, D4Science and agINFRA.
Domain(s) of expertise:
Team Building, Network Creation, Capacity to envision Technology Development, Semantic Web Technologies, Content Management Systems, Research Information Management