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Agricultural Metadata Standards Initiative announces metadata standard

The "Agricultural Metadata Standards Initiative", a collaborative effort between a number of partners in the agricultural community, the World Agricultural Information Centre of FAO, are pleased to announce a draft recommendation for a metadata specification based on the Dublin Core™ Elements and Qualifiers, as well as extensions which were considered necessary for Agricultural Information. The relative documentation has now published on the FAO web-site at More information on the "Agricultural Metadata Standards Initiative" can be found at or by contacting Mr. Stephen Katz, Chief of the WAICENT/FAOINFO Dissemination Branch at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (