Friday, 11 July 2008

SADC Agricultural Information Management System

FARA participated at the at the SADC AIMS Consultation meeting - Johannesburg - 25-27 June 2008.

The SADC Secretariat’ Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Directorate was directed by the SADC Council of Ministers to rationalize in-house the information systems in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services to the SADC community. These information systems comprise a Geographic Information System (GIS), Numerical data, and Directories, all these being accessed through a Graphical User Interface Managed by a Content Management System.

The overall discussion was on how to incorporate and link the various existing information systems and network into one integrated SADC FANR system called the SADC Agricultural Information Management System (AIMS), and how to get the member States involved in this system.