agriprofiles.net is a search portal built to facilitate connections between all actors in the agricultural field, bridging across separately hosted directories and online communities.
AgriProfiles is also a broader project for a distributed architecture of shared databases of profiles across regions, countries and institutions. Agriprofiles is envisioned as a worldwide effort, expressed in regional, national and institutional collaboration to share professional profiles in an open data environment for agriculture and food security.
AgriProfiles is based on the VIVO open source semantic web application initially developed at Cornell University and now adopted by several cross-institutional research discovery projects. More about VIVO...
AgriProfiles (formerly AgriVIVO) was initiated and is led by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research, in collaboration with Cornell University and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The AgriProfiles distributed project has new active and prospective partners: the Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is the main promoter of the idea and is enabling a network of VIVO installations in Latin America and a regional VIVO called AgriPerfiles; CTA is planning to set up a VIVO instance and support APC countries with a regional VIVO.
The pioneer communities that have provided the initial data for the AgriProfiles pilot are:
- Data about people: e-agriculture, YPARD, AIMS, IAALD, GFAR;
- Data about organizations: GFAR, CIARD, CIARD RING (and indirectly the communities that provide data about people including affiliation);
- Data about events: AgriFeeds.
An updated list of all data providers is available here.
Data are not synchronized in real time with the data sources, so information that has been updated in the source may not be up to date in AgriProfiles until the source is harvested again.
Data are imported from sources at regular intervals. These intervals may be different from source to source.