From the about page:
The CIARD Routemap to Information Nodes and Gateways (RING) is a project implemented within the Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) initiative and is led by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR).
The RING is a global directory of web-based information services and datasets for agricultural research for development (ARD). It is the principal tool created through the CIARD initiative to allow information providers to register their services and datasets in various categories and so facilitate the discovery of sources of agriculture-related information across the world.
The RING aims to provide an infrastructure to improve the accessibility of the outputs of agricultural research and of information relevant to ARD management.
The registry of resources is being leveraged to provide more advanced services, based on the Data Catalogue Vocabulary (DCAT).
Agriculture is an ongoing and vital activity. No shortage of data to be collected, reconciled and repackaged as an information product.
I first saw this in a tweet by Stefano Bertolo.