In short

AGRIS contains more than 7 million bibliographic references on agricultural research and technology & links to related data resources on the Web, like DBPedia, World Bank, Nature, FAO Fisheries and FAO Country profiles.  

Search for any topic and find all available information on one page: on the left side the bibliographic data, on the right the related resources and the option to refine your search. It is that easy.

More specifically

AGRIS is at the same time:

A collaborative network of more than 150 institutions from 65 countries, maintained by FAO of the UN, promoting free access to agricultural information.

A multilingual bibliographic database for agricultural science, fuelled by the AGRIS network, containing more than 7 million records largely enhanced with AGROVOC, FAO’s multilingual thesaurus covering all areas of interest to FAO, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc.

A mash-up Web application that links the AGRIS knowledge to related Web resources using the Linked Open Data methodology to provide as much information as possible about a topic within the agricultural domain.

Opening up & enriching information on agricultural research

AGRIS’ mission is to improve the accessibility of agricultural information available on the Web by:

Maintaining and enhancing AGRIS, a bibliographic repository for repositories related to agricultural research.
Promoting the exchange of common standards and methodologies for bibliographic information.
Enriching the AGRIS knowledge by linking to other relevant resources on the Web.

AGRIS is also part of the CIARD initiative, in which CGIAR, GFAR and FAO collaborate to create a community for efficient knowledge sharing in agricultural research and development.