Book your place for a Free Webinar on FAIR Principles and Data Management Planning !

The FAIR principles have been introduced as a guideline for good scientific data stewardship. They have gained momentum at a management level and are now for example part of the project template for EU Horizon 2020 projects.  Join this webinar to learn what research groups and projects can do to implement FAIR principles. Click here for more details 

Join free Webinars ! Finding AGORA resources with Summon

Summon facilitates literature research on the AGORA portal enabling the user to search resources by keyword, filter search results, save search items and to export citations. Join us for Webinars in: EN: 29th of May 2017 - 11:00 CEST; in FR: 31st of May 2017 - 16:00 CEST; in ES: 8th of June 2017 - 16:00 CEST - lo learn more! Book your place now! Click here for details

Read the May 2017 AIMS Newsletter

This issue provides a quick update on the recent RDA-IGAD (Research Data Alliance - Interest Group on Agricultural Data) event. It also offers some insights into several mission-related initiatives and events – in Information Management Sector (in Agriculture and beyond) – mainstreaming impact through open services, infrastructures, semantic products and points of view, at a global level...Read more


Create a personal account on the AGRIS platform and explore AGRIS functionalities!

AGRIS team would like to inform all AGRIS users that the user registration possibility is now up and running. Read here about the benefits of AGRIS service and how users can familiarize themselves with it.

AGRIMetaMaker : temporarily unavailable

AGRIMetaMaker service is currently being down due to on-going maintenance and restoration of AGRIS. In due course users of this services will be notified on how they can proceed with sending their data to AGRIS. We take this opportunity to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the downtime.

AGRIS sets up a discussion group on Dgroups

The AGRIS Network discussion group has been set up on Dgroups as part of the efforts to dynamize and consolidate the AGRIS activities and networks. This group will be operative as of 2 May 2017 at https://dgroups.org/fao/agris. Read more ...


Join the Africa Open Data Conference !

Ghana has been selected to host the second Africa Open Data Conference (AODC) in July 2017! Register and Join 600 delegates, innovators, entrepreneurs, journalists, businesses, and investors at the Accra International Conference Centre 17 – 21 july 2017Learn more

11th MTSR International Conference : Call for Papers

1st Call For Papers has been announced! The 11th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'17) will be held at Tallinn University in Tallinn, Estonia from November 28th – December 1st 2017. 15 June 2017 : Submission deadline for papers...Read more

Join the new GODAN Data Ecosystem Working Group

The newly set up GODAN Data Ecosystem Working Group (WG) will explore the daring vision of catalyzing the creation a global, common data ecosystem for agriculture and food...Read more

BigDataEurope : FAO’s engagement and steps forward

The three-year (2015-2018) EU Horizon 2020 BigDataEurope (BDE) project aims to undertake foundational work to publish, manage, integrate, distribute and use of multi-lingual and semantically interoperable large-scale data assets and knowledge. The Food and Agriculture H2020 societal challenge of this project is tackled by FAO of the UN and AgroknowRead more

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