AGRIS partners are pleased to announce that 4,526 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) records have been included in AGRIS. This recent FAO collection covers bibliographic data from reports, books, papers and manuals held by FAO. This represents an exciting milestone as AGRIS continues to index records held by FAO - with the recent collection covering a sizable excerpt of records in the FAO Document Repository. The addition will enrich AGRIS with key reports and records in agriculture generated by FAO and its member countries.
While this dataset is also available through FAO DocRep, there are other datasets where AGRIS is the only way to access their metadata. Examples of such collections include:
- National University of Life and Environmental Science of Ukraine - Collection name : Scientific Journal Biological Resources and Nature Management
- State Agrarian Univeristy of Moldova - Collection name : State Agrarian University of Moldova Library
- Michurinsk State Agrarian University - Collection name : Vestnik MichGAU
- Latvian University of Agriculture - Collection : Fundamental Library, LLUFB
AGRIS bibliographic records contain rich metadata and are largely indexed by AGROVOC, FAO’s multilingual agricultural thesaurus. They cover publications in the area of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences, fisheries, human nutrition and extension. For the majority of the AGRIS records, the full text is made available through the use of a Google gadget. AGRIS is a partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Agro-Know and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).