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Agro-Know is an extraordinary company that captures, organizes and adds value to the rich information available in agricultural and biodiversity sciences, in order to make it universally accessible, useful and meaningful.At Agro-Know we believe that digital information can transform the way in which research, education and innovation is taking place in agriculture, food and the environment. We believe that the Internet is a major enabler to help carry out this transformation, and that the full potential of online access to digital information has yet to be exploited in these sectors. We strive to go beyond the trends, into solving real problems.Agro-Know is an active contributor in European and international standardisation initiatives in relation to the agricultural data representation and storage, with involvement in fora such as the Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) of the Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations (FAO) and the Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD). It is supporting the open data and models movement, participating and contributing in initiatives such as the Research Data Alliance and its dedicated Agricultural Data Interoperability Interest Group, the World Bank’s Global Food Safety Partnership where it co-chairs the Knowledge & Learning Systems Working Group and leads the Database Subgroup, as well as the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative (GODAN).Through a strategic partnership with the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the ARIADNE Foundation, Agro Know is hosting the Data Processing Unit of the traditional AGRIS service – a global information system collecting and making accessible bibliography on agricultural science and technology.Since 2008, Agro-Know has been directly involved in more than twenty (20) EU-funded projects related to the management of agricultural information, in the context of which it has worked on solving data interoperability problems and developing data products. In this context, it has collaborated with European leaders in agricultural research such as the Wageningen UR (Netherlands), the French Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA), the International Center for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS, Denmark), and the Council for Agricultural Research (Italy). Agro-Know has also received consultancy and implementation contracts from organisations such as the University of Alcala (Spain), Michigan State University (USA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA, Jordan).

Main location: 

, Vrilissia, Greece