Elsevier Connect: Q&A with Stephen Rudgard as AGORA celebrates its 10th anniversary

Equipping agricultural scientists in the developing world with the research they need 

AGORA is used by agricultural researchers from across developing countries. (Photo: ©FAO/Danfung Dennis/FAO)

 

Stephen Rudgard is the Chief of Knowledge and Capacity for Development at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. He heads a global team that manages programs aimed at strengthening capacities of institutions and individuals in developing countries to manage and share information and knowledge. The team facilitates several global partnerships that provide access to agricultural information and develops global standards for agricultural information management.

Ylann Schemm, who manages Elsevier’s corporate responsibility program, interviewed Rudgard for Elsevier Connect for the 10th anniversary of AGORA  (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) on September 16.  AGORA provides free and low-cost access to key peer reviewed research in food, nutrition and agriculture.

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