The organizers of the 2nd Expert Consultation on International Information System for Agricultural Sciences and Technology (IISAST) invited actors from the national level to document their experiences in developing information systems and institutional networks in the form of case studies. This approach had been recommended by the Advocacy Task Force, so that lessons drawn from these case studies would provide the basis of advocacy with the key stakeholders.
This case study describes the creation of AGRORED Peru, a decentralized and multistakeholder open network for public and private institutions to identify and exchange scientific and technical information related to the agricultural sector in Peru. AGRORED is based on common technologies and international standards, as well as the use of a metasearch engine.
The study focuses in particular on the development of a shared vision and strategic framework for the network. The Declaration of Principles, the Code of Ethics, and Institutional Agreements guide institutions and individuals working in AGRORED to build capacity and promote technical exchange in areas such as copyright, standards and norms for information management in areas such as natural resources, cleaner production, agricultural finance, and food safety, among others. Progress to date indicates that Peru is moving towards adoption of modern technologies to enable sharing of information in agricultural science and innovation.
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