Agriculture Information and Documentation Service of the Americas (SIDALC – Servicio de Información y Documentación Agropecuario de las Américas)
SIDALC is an agriculture virtual library that by 2015, has 2.7 million references, including books, journals, theses and reports, and more than 250,000 full-text documents from 22 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. It is a service provided by SIDALC in partnership with the Alliance of Agricultural Information and Documentation Services of the Americas (Alianza de Servicios de Información y Documentación Agropecuaria de las Américas).
The Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA-Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura) through its Documentation and Publications Unit, with financial support from the Kellogg Foundation, established in 1999 the Agriculture Information and Documentation Service of the Americas (SIDALC – Servicio de Información y Documentación Agropecuario de las Américas) that seeks to satisfy the information needs of the scientific community, students, development institutions, entrepreneurs and rural actors in general.
The operation of this hemispheric network is based on information resources and capacity at the Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in collaboration with focal points in the national agricultural information networks and systems in 31 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
SIDALC seeks to meet the information and knowledge needs from SIDALC stakeholders; strengthen friendly mechanisms for access, transfer and application of agricultural information and knowledge; strengthen partnerships with national institutions, networks and systems of agricultural information; promote training programs; create awareness at country level on the importance of information and knowledge for agricultural competitiveness and prosperity of rural communities in the Americas.
SIDALC contributes content within AGRIS-International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
More information: sidalc(at)iica.int