AgGateway network goes global
The US non-profit business consortium, AgGateway (Washington, DC), has launched a global "ebusiness" affiliate, AgGateway Global Network. It seeks to promote and establish global collaboration and co-ordinated use of global ebusiness standards, guidelines and implementation processes. It will be led by AgGateway president and CEO Rod Conner, who will leave his post at the end of the year to head the new organisation. It is important for companies to co-ordinate and collaborate on standards so that conflicting standards are not developed, Mr Conner points out. A network connecting US agrochemical manufacturers, distributors and retailers was extended to Canada late last year (Agrow No 679, p 15).