[email protected]: Using AGRIS as a portal of choice to access agricultural research and technology information

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “Using AGRIS as a portal of choice to access agricultural research and technology information”.

This Webinar is directed  to anyone,  who needs to access information on agricultural  research and technology. 


AGRIS is the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology. It is supported by a large community of data providers, partners and users. AGRIS is a database that aggregates bibliographic data, and through this core data, related content across online information systems is retrieved by taking advantage of Semantic Web capabilities.

This webinar will present AGRIS international initiative and partnership in the usage of AGRIS bibliographic data as a gateway to enable researchers and policy makers to retrieve agricultural and scientific information. The end-user based webinar will explain the basic fundamentals of AGRIS, overview the AGRIS interface, and how users can initiate their searches using both the simple and advanced search functionalities. 


28th April 2016  - 16:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)


Thembani Malapela, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Thembani Malapela works as Knowledge and Information Management Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Currently, he is responsible for the AGRIS users support and communications and evaluating various aspects of improving AGRIS users experience. 

How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to [email protected], containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your e-mail
  • your country
  • name of webinar

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.

AGRIS Partners

AGRIS is facilitated  by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations , CAAS , Agro-Know  and is part of CIARD