ARD-InfoSys is a delivery platform of the European Information System on Agricultural Research for Development, part of GFAR, whose primary aim is to enable greater knowledge-sharing among European member states (national nodes) as well as with international organizations. However, all information and communications tools are freely available from the main website. The primary information tool is relational database that provides access to extensive numbers of organizations, projects, experts, events, news items, and funding opportunities. A parallel initiative has been developed for Africa. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) [] provides access to similar information and tools, as well as the work of the Forum in advocacy, coordination, and ICT policy development, and in its efforts to facilitate “at least 6% annual growth in agriculture by the year 2020.” FARA’s focus is on Sub-Saharan Africa and works in coordination with three Sub-Regional Fora. (interactive content management for organizations; projects, experts, events, etc.).
Interactive content management for organizations; projects, experts, events, etc.
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