- Awareness, sensitization and advocacy to National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) leaders and policy makes for increased and improved investment, both financial and human capacities, in information and communications management;
- Capacity development in NARS information managers;
- Greater coherence and integration of agricultural information systems;
- Improved governance of information flows to ensure equitable access to information related to agriculture globally.
The ARD Web Ring
This document describes the idea of a "web ring" of ARD web spaces and proposes an approach based on a distributed architecture. The Global ARD Web Ring is a “voluntary coalition of web spaces that share information related to agricultural research and innovation for development.” These web spaces make ARD related information sources more accessible through each other.