Agate is the official portal of the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), which offers farmers, government agencies and other users secure single sign-on access to various agriculture and veterinary IT systems in Switzerland.
Thanks to Agate, users can comply with their legal obligation of documentation, calculate direct payments, perform coordinated controls and make evaluations in a secure and easy way. Agate allows them to profit from information and data about the primary sector and to get access to national IT systems and the cantonal networks in the areas of agriculture and veterinary services.
In the context of project ASA 2011 (administration of agricultural sector; setup of a national agricultural information system), NEVIS provided the central identity and access management based on the Nevis Security Suite for Agate.
Thus, a base infrastructure for the integration of both existing and future applications into the portal was created, making the portal a central and secure hub for e-government functionality in agriculture.