FAO Press Release: Bridging the information gap in agriculture
AGORA makes online scientific literature available to over 100 poor countries – Tenth anniversary celebrated in Rome
16 September 2013, Rome – AGORA, a programme that brings key scientific literature on food, agriculture and related fields to students, researchers and scientists, has become a crucial tool for some of the world’s poorest countries.
Ten years after its launch in 2003, AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) now provides free or low-cost access to over 3 500 key journals and 3 300 books in food, nutrition, agriculture and related biological, environmental and social sciences.
« Lack of access to knowledge is a major bottleneck for many poor countries to develop their agricultural sector and ensure food security, » said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva celebrating AGORA’s 10th anniversary in Rome.