Access to knowledge and education about the effective use of a multilingual bibliographic collection of food and agricultural scientific research is crucial in tackling food security and nutrition challenges. Through the use of knowledge sharing activities such as webinars, publications and community meetings, AGRIS strives to build the capacities of stakeholders by increasing awareness of the use of AGRIS to enhance the accessibility and visibility of information and data with a particular focus on agriculture and related sciences. The AGRIS capacity development activities target individuals and institutions who are interested in research, open access and open data and who may wish to use AGRIS or improve its usage and contribute to AGRIS.
AGRIS periodically organises free webinars for all interested parties on a variety of information/data/knowledge management topics including but not limited to: open access, open data, metadata, open tools and standards supporting stewardship of information and data in agricultural and other domains.
AGRIS endeavours to publish and document the work done in the context of open data, research, technology and good practices in the agricultural domain. The publications include conference papers, journal papers, book chapters, technical reports and manuals and are deposited into the FAO Document Repository and the open access repository dedicated to E-prints in Library and Information Science (e-LIS).
AGRIS is supported by a community of data providers, partners and users. FAO organises periodical in-person and virtual meetings with the AGRIS Network to maintain and coordinate all contributions to AGRIS with the goals of enhancing knowledge sharing, improving visibility and access to agricultural sciences and the technical content of agricultural research and setting priorities for the further development of AGRIS.