based information services of FAO and the IT/IM related activities
of the FAO SEUR in the CEE region
the offline presentation
by Michal Demes, Information Systems Officer, FAO SEUR
Agricultural Information Centre (WAICENT) is FAO's strategic inter-departmental
programme on information management and dissemination. WAICENT
provides a corporate information platform for the acquisition,
updating and dissemination of FAO information.
Promoting access to FAO's information has been a priority for
WAICENT since its creation. Using state-of-the-art technologies,
WAICENT facilitates the exchange of information within the organization,
its decentralised offices and Member Nations.
Office for Central and Eastern Europe (SEUR)
and economic changes underway in Central and Eastern Europe from
the end of the 80s, and the decentralisation policy of FAO led
to the decision to establish - within the frame of the Regional
Office for Europe - a subregional office in this geographic area.
SEUR was established in Budapest, Hungary in October 1995 and
covers the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia,
Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia. The office also keeps contact with three
countries in the region, which have observer status, these are
Russian Federation, Belarus and Ukraine.
Central and Eastern European Network
the lack of information on Internet about agricultural topics
in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the agricultural information
organisations and experts of the region have decided to collect
and provide information on agricultural institutions and other
important agriculture-related subjects
to help users to find information and contacts within Central
and Eastern Europe and the former USSR.
The AgroWeb pages provide www links, if available, to these national
institutes and in some cases to other relevant national Web sites.
National sites are created and updated by national experts.
The AgroWeb CEE was an initiative of the FAO in Central and Eastern
Europe, involving 22 countries.