GAINS (Ghana Agricultural Information Network System)

The Ghana Agricultural Information Network System (GAINS) was established as a component of the erstwhile Government of Ghana/World Bank supported National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) in 1991 to revitalise the library and information system in the agricultural sector of the economy. The rationale was to make information more accessible to research scientists, policy makers, extension agents, etc. to support sustainable agricultural development. Under the AgSSIP, GAINS is being strengthened to provide the necessary information support for research activities. It is expected that at the end of the first three years (2002-2004), the following would have been achieved: • GAINS Coordinating Centre linked to all the 18 participating research institutes (PRIs) electronically • Scientists accessing GAINS increased by 50% • Research proposals reflect adequate literature reviews • Proper library statistics maintained GAINS links the libraries of all the agricultural research institutes under the CSIR and the Faculties of Agriculture libraries of the government funded Universities, the library of Biotechnology and Nuclear Agricultural Research Institute (BNARI), the library of the Institute of Industrial Research, the library of the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, and the library and information resource centre of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA).
Government of Ghana, World Bank
Ghana, Africa
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