AGRIS and VOA3R collaborate

The AGRIS initiative of FAO is collaborating with VOA3R, an European Union project.

Benefits of collaboration

AGRIS benefits from VOA3R’s integrated open access services and academic orientation, to enlarge AGRIS’ network with new research institutions and quality content. VOA3R gains the support and sustainability that affiliation with a United Nations special agency provides.

These archives cover together agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences, fisheries and nutrition. But above all they play the important role of providing access to the outputs of researchers, extensionists and policy makers, not only their scholarly articles but also the unique grey literature they produce, such as unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, conference papers and government publications.

The VOA3R project

VOA3R is a three year EC-funded pilot project that has provided an advanced community-focused integrated service for the retrieval of open access content. Its powerful and user-friendly combination of services has attracted a network of academic institutions looking for new ways to distribute content while also taking advantage of web 2.0 features such as social media.