CAGRINDEX - abstracts of the agricultural literature of the Caribbean
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CTA. 1989. CAGRINDEX - abstracts of the agricultural literature of the Caribbean. Spore 19. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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CAGRINDEX CAGRIS (Caribbean Information System for the Agricultural Sciences)
CAGRINDEX provides the countries of the Caribbean with abstracts of the current literature on agriculture and the related sciences published in the region. It is made up of material published in or about the Carribbean. Input is received from the major journals of the Caribbean, conference proceedings, theses, monographs, annual reports, and from the libraries of the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Food Production, Marine Exploitation, Forestry and the Environment, the Jamaica Ministry of Agriculture and the Documentation Centre of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARTS). Centres in other participatmg countries, provide informahon on the literature produced in their countries as and when they can. The production of CAGRINDEX will increasingly become a cooperative effort. All references in CAGRINDEX also appear in a computer file. Each reference in this database includes, as well as the information Printed in CAGRINDEX, a set of descriptors to facilitate computer searching. The subject scope of CAGRINDEX is the same as AGRIS, and is base on its methodoloey. There are 16 main subject classifications (agriculture in general; geography and history; education extension and information; agricultural economics, development and rural sociology; plant science and production; plant Protection; postharvest technology; forestry; animal science, production and protection; fisheries and aquaculture; agricultural machinery and engineering; natural resources and environment; processing of agricultural products; human nutrition; pollution; and methodology) and sub-divisions within these according to country or commodity. CAGRIS (Caribbean Information System for the Agricultural Sciences) is the on-line computerized version of CAGRINDEX. It owes its origin to a decision taken in 1975 by member states of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) to set up a Caribbean information system which would cut across language groupings through a series of specialized networks, of which CAGRIS is one. Financial aid from the Canadian International Development Research Centre to strengthen infrastructure permitted the Main Library of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, to undertake the role of regional coordination. It was the logical choice because of its inheritance of collections from the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (ICTA), CAGRIS comprises this centre, the libraries and documentation centres in the Minishies of Agriculture in the Caribbean, and CARDI (Caribbean Agricultural Reseqrch and Development Institute, Trinidad). With financial help from CTA a computerized database of ongoing agricultural projects has been compiled, and a printed version has just been produced. The participating countries of CAGRIS are Antigua and Barbuda, bahamas, barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Lucia, St Kitts-Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, and the British Virgin Islands. Fore more details. contact Shirley Evelyn - Project Coolinstorr CAGRIS - The Main Library The University of the West Indies St Augustine TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO