SEARCA Information Resources Development Programme (IRDP)

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4 July 1974, Laguna (Philippines), as a programme of SEAMEO Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO SEARCA). Original title: Agricultural Information Bank for Asia (AIBA) -- Banque d'information agricole pour l'Asie -- Banco de Información Agricola para Asia. Ceased to exist.


Serve the information needs of Southeast Asian countries in the field of agriculture and allied disciplines; promote new and improved techniques for handling and disseminating agricultural information; serve as the coordinating centre in Southeast Asia for FAO's international agricultural information systems, AGRIS and CARIS; serve as an international information and referral centre on given agricultural commodities and subject areas.

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Components (5): Database Development; Research/Support Studies; Training and Consultancy; Marketing and Dissemination; Records and Archives. Selects, analyzes, processes and provides access to significant regional documents useful to regional users; provides training for regional scientific information workers.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 8 countries
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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Information
    • Reference
  • Industry
    • Commodities
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



Last News Received

10. Jan 2000
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