AGORA: Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture

Details of the organization
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
International organizations

Information about the project
AGORA: Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture
Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) is an initiative to provide free or low-cost access to over 400 major scientific journals in agriculture and related sciences to public institutions in developing countries. Led by FAO, the goal of AGORA is to increase the quality and effectiveness of agricultural research, education and training in low-income countries, and in turn, to improve food security. Researchers, policy-makers, educators, students, technical workers and extension specialists will have access to high-quality, relevant and timely agricultural information via the Internet. See website for a complete listing of eligible countries.
International implementation
Ongoing from to 
Blackwell Publishing, CABI Publishing, Elsevier, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Nature Publishing Group, Oxford University Press, Springer-Verlag, and John Wiley & Sons are the founding publishers of AGORA.

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* International and regional cooperation
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
  • Access to Information Content
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No