Viet Nam National University of Agriculture to Host Two-Day AGRIS Workshop in 2020

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is keen to partner with the Vietnam National University of Agriculture to continue to enhance the networks, sustainability and awareness of AGRIS with a two-day workshop in October 2020.

The workshop, “Strengthening the Accessibility and Visibility of Agricultural Data through the use of Semantics – AGRIS in South Eastern Asia” will include stakeholders from Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.

The two-day workshop to discuss thematic topics and cross-cutting topics on management, use and further developments related to AGRIS, in particular in the context of research data in agriculture, and land with the objective to enhance knowledge sharing and improve visibility and access to agricultural sciences and technical content of agricultural and land research worldwide.

ABOUT The Viet Nam National University of Agriculture

Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) is a key and leading national university in human resource training and scientific research in agriculture and rural development, becoming more and more diversified in fields of study with ever increasing prestige among the higher education system of Vietnam.

Vietnam National University of Agriculture dates back to the founding of the University of Agriculture and Forestry on October 12, 1956. Since its foundation, the University has been renamed several times with hardships and achievements, all the while striving to advance excellence in teaching and research. It has also shared its human and material resources for capacity building towards the establishment of other universities and research institutes in the country.

After many twists and turns, Vietnam National University of Agriculture is now known as the leading university among the community of agriculture, forestry and fishery universities in the country. The March 2014 is an important milestone when Hanoi University of Agriculture was officially transferred from the Ministry of Education and Training to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with a new name: Vietnam National University of Agriculture. Given such new status, Vietnam National University of Agriculture must develop to become a regionally recognized university as his Honorable Minister Cao Duc Phat said on his first trip to the university since VNUA under the MARD.


AGRIS is the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology, a global, multilingual bibliographic database that connects users directly to a rich collection of research and worldwide technical information on food and agriculture. 

One of the world's leading public information services,  AGRIS offers more than 10 million bibliographic records produced by more than 450 data providers including research centers, academic institutions, publishers, governmental bodies, development programmes, international and national organizations from 150 countries. More than 400,000 agricultural and research professionals worldwide access AGRIS resources each month.

Maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization  (FAO) of the United Nations, AGRIS has been serving users from developed and developing countries through facilitating access to knowledge in agriculture, science and technology since 1974.