AgriDrupal extends Drupal, an open source content management system, with ready-to-use functionalities for agricultural information management.
AgriDrupal is conceived as a light and easy-to-use tool - it requires a basic LAMPP environment - whose adoption can be sustainable also in small institutions with little information technology support.
The added value of AgriDrupal compared to a vanilla installation of Drupal is that an AgriDrupal installation already contains the necessary content types, taxonomies and views to manage a basic agricultural information system.
Ghana Agricultural Information Network System (GAINS)
GAINS links the libraries of all the agricultural research institutes under the CSIR and the Faculties of Agriculture libraries of the government funded Universities, the library of Biotechnology and Nuclear Agricultural Research Institute (BNARI), the library of the Institute of Industrial Research, the library of the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, and the library and information resource centre of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA).
The GAINS portal uses Agridrupal and gives access to a repository of documents, a directory of institutions, a directory of experts and a real-time stream of news, events and job opportunities from the website owner Institution and its partners.
Group of Interest
Community of Practice for discussing AgriDrupal rationale, specifications and implementations. It is also intended for sharing information among communities of practice beyond AIMS working on different components and projects involving the use of the Drupal CMS.