Friday, 22 August 2008

Advocacy by Regional Forums for Improving Information Sharing and Exchange in Agricultural Research for Development

GFAR aims to improve the global flow of agricultural research information and information and communications management for agricultural research for development through four inter-related actions:
  1. 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;
  2. Capacity development in NARS information managers;
  3. Greater coherence and integration of agricultural information systems;
  4. Improved governance of information flows to ensure equitable access to information related to agriculture globally.
The document details what and how the Regional Forums should advocate and what the role of the GFAR Secretariat should be.Download the PDF.

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.