Agricultural data initiatives

At the 2012 U.S. Agricultural Information Network conference, a few international agricultural data initiatives were presented by Johannes Keizer, in FAO’s Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension.

agINFRA – a data infrastructure for agriculture to promote data sharing and development of trust in agricultural sciences.

CIARD R.I.N.G. Portal – a registry of information sources and services in agriculture. CIARD (Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development) brings together institutions and people who work to make the outputs of agricultural research more accessible.

OpenAgris – a new beta application based on RDF (Resource Description Framework) to link FAO’s AGRIS records to other existing datasets.