14th May 1999. Bratislava, Slovak Republic
The Governments of countries of Visegrad Four (the Czech Republic, the
Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic)
signed the Visegrad Joint Statement.
5-7th June 2000. Rome, Italy
The Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak COAIM (1st Consultation on Agricultural
Information Management - Rome) Delegations had decided to initiate a
series of technical discussions and workshops about the future development
of AgroWeb CEE Network. (A keystone of AgroWeb CEE Network was put down
in 1998, in Nitra, Slovak Republic, during the first international workshop
organized by FAO Subregional Office in co-operation with IAALD and NitraNet.
AgroWeb has been recognised as an independent professional information
network since 1996).
9th June 2000. Stirín, Czech Republic
Prime Ministers of V4 countries signed the Agreement Concerning the
Establishment of the International Visegrad Fund (IVF).
1st July 2000. Budapest, Hungary
AgroWeb V4 project was initiated in order to further develop
the concept and services of AgroWeb Central Eastern European Network that
is also introduced in this booklet parallel with the V-4 project as an
organic part of the overall effort.
31st August 2000. Gödöllő, Hungary
V4 Consortium lead by Gödöllő Agribusiness Center Information Management
Division (St. Stephen University) submitted successful project porposal
to the IVF.
This project had achieved improved information, communication
and co-operation between V4 agricultural research and academic institutions
together with governments and international organisations through online
published information systems, CD-ROMs, trade fair presentations, lectures
and printed materials. V4 participants also introduced a pilot European
Union online information system. The system was titled the "Essential
European Union related Daily AgriBusiness Information Service (EDABIS)"
15th November 2000. Gödöllő, Hungary
Closing EDABIS project, suppoterd by the Phare Online Media 2000 Programme.
GAK (Agribusiness Centre of St. Stephen University) originally by the
request of the Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development has started
up a pilot internet/teletext project in favour of developing a tailor
made EU Information Service. Under PHARE programme they started presenting
online almost all area-specific legislation materials, the electronic
version of the Official Journal with related regulations, news services
from EU and domestic resources. All information is daily updated and each
piece of textual data is translated to the Hungarian language.
15th May 2001. Bratislava, Slovak Republic
This initiative (No. 45-2000-IVF) later was officially selected and awarded
as one of the best implemented project by the council of presidents.
Based on the success of the above project, and the articulated needs
of professional for further development of certain topics and information
modules, the V4 Participants had started the preparation of the next IVF
15th December 2001. Budapest, Hungary
New application successfull, IVF Project No. 1181. contract signed.
The general aim of the project was to strengthen the
setting up and operation of EU accession related Agricultural Information
System in the Visegrad Four Countries with specific regard to establishment
of International Network in the Visegrad Four Countries.This programme
was successfull in raising awareness of enterprises and professional organisations
in the V4 countries to the policy of market regulations and rural development
financial measures of the EU as well as to the common food safety challenges
in relation with EU integration by the means of information services as
well as series of meetings and publications.
22-23rd April 2002. Budapest, Hungary
Harmonisation meeting of professionals and project partners.
29th May 2002. Gödöllő, Hungary
Preparation of agricultural specialists for EU structural funds by means
of information exchange.National presentation of project.
12th June 2002. Prague, Czech Republic
Project results presentation to professionals and media by Comenius.
1st September 2002. Budapest, Hungary
International Visegrad Fund Project No. 1181. "Electronic V4-EU
Information Network to facilitate European agricultural integration process
especially in the fields of market regulations, rural development programmes
and food safety" was succesfully realised by the cooperation of Pannonia
RCC and GABC PBC, with financial support of IVF and technical assistance
by FAO SEUR.
3rd March 2003.
As a result of a series of discussion during the period between September
2002 and January 2003, an integrated concept was formulated by the V4
partners, that aimed at bringing information services down to the farm
level. This concept lead to the launching of eFARMER project. Registering
eFARMER. ORG domain was completed by March 2003.
23-27th March 2003. Nitra, Slovak Republic
Food Safety and Quality in Transition CountriesSAU Conference was held
with three main sections: Food Safety and Quality. 9th CEE Roundtable
of International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD
CEE Chapter). FAO Satellite Workshop: Internet Portal on Food Safety.
31st March 2004.
eFarmer project plan is developed by GAK, Gödöllő. Program proposal
is prepared, organising CEE/V4 consortium is launched.
10 - 11th June 2004. Rome, Italy
AgroWeb CEE Network is recognised at the GLOBAL.RAIS project Inter-Regional
Workshop by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research as an example for
regional information systems on a global scale, also including the use
of information services at the farm level.
10 - 13rd November 2004. Budapest, Hungary
The Information Management CEE Expert Consultation held with the participation
of professionals from ZADI, OEZ Uni Hohenheim, GFAR, FAO, CELK, GAK, UVTIP,
etc. strenghteined the position of AgroWeb as the capable system of providing
networking and information services for agricultural users at the farmer