AGRIS 2.0 is at the same time:

  • A collaborative network of more than 150 institutions from 65 countries, maintained by FAO of the UN, promoting free access to agricultural information.
  • A multilingual bibliographic database for agricultural science, fuelled by the AGRIS network, containing more than 7 million records largely enhanced with AGROVOC, FAO’s multilingual thesaurus covering all areas of interest to FAO, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc.
  • A mash-up web application that links the bibliographic AGRIS knowledge to related resources on the Web using the Linked Open Data methodology. Currently AGRIS contains more than 7 million mash-up pages.

AGRIS’ mission is to improve the accessibility of agricultural information available on the Web.


To search AGRIS, simply enter one or more keywords related to the topic you are looking for in the search box placed on home. For more detailed information on how to search, please visit the "How it works" page on the AGRIS website.

Search results

The search results are displayed on one page with on the left side the AGRIS bibliographic records and on the right the linked resources & an advanced search area.

AGRIS bibliographic records
The AGRIS records contain rich metadata and are largely indexed by AGROVOC. They cover publications in the area of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences, fisheries, human nutrition and extension. These publications vary from journal articles, monographs and chapters of books to grey literature, including unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, dissertations and conference papers. For the majority of the AGRIS records, the full text is made available through the use of a Google gadget.

Linded data resources
AGRIS uses AGROVOC as a backbone - sometimes relying on vocabularies alignments, other times using scientific names extracted from AGROVOC - to query external data resources. Down below you will find the list of data resources that currently have been either aligned with AGROVOC or queried using AGROVOC strings.

World Bank
Google Custom Search API
Nature OpenSearch
FAO Geopolitical Ontology - Country profiles
Global Biodiversity Information Facility  
International Food Policy Research Institute
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture fact sheets API
Bioversity International


Do your bibliographic references relate to agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences & fisheries and human nutrition and would you like to contribute to AGRIS, please visit the "For contributors" page.