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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. (