A federated and curated metadata registry of agri-food datasets and data services

Global Agricultural Research Archive

The Global Agricultural Research Archive (GARA) This resource has been set up to digitally capture and create an agricultural knowledge archive on behalf of developing countries around the world.
The aim of the project is to preserve, disseminate and apply this valuable material and the knowledge it contains, for the benefit of current researchers and generations to come. The archive will be centrally managed and maintained to enable preservation and disaster recovery and the long term protection of knowledge which might again become inaccessible. Benefits of accessing the GARA resource:   strengthen teaching and research strengthen extension services and the knowledge of farmers provide a higher profile of this knowledge to the global community bring prestige and recognition of expertise and contribution to the global knowledge baselead to better agricultural science based policies release the knowledge from the past provide baseline information on issues such as loss of biodiversity, climate change, food security, traditional food crops and indigenous breeds increase citation of researchers and academics based in developing countries reduce duplication of research effort impact positively on the whole national agricultural system and particularly on farmer livelihoods
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agINFRA The RING is part of the agINFRA project EC 7th framework program INFRA-2011-1.2.2 - Grant agr. no: 283770