Getting to the point
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CTA. 2000. Getting to the point . Spore 89. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46918
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore89.pdf
the first Consultation on Agricultural Information Management (COAIM), hosted by FAO in Rome in early June 2000
With selection of agricultural information becoming more of a daily problem than its scarcity for many people, there is a growing need for more efficient exchange of data between organisations. This requires common standards for describing each other s information, improving access and making it presentable for the final user. These key issues were addressed by the first Consultation on Agricultural Information Management (COAIM), hosted by FAO in Rome in early June 2000, where more than 200 participants made progress towards standards for information management, including their use on the Internet. CTA assisted the participation of information specialists from several ACP countries, and organised a workshop on impact assessment for information system development. That session, which discussed tools for measuring the utility of a piece of information, confirmed that impact assessment is a hard nut to crack, but essential for the Information Age.