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The AGORA program, set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) together with major publishers, enables developing countries to gain access to an outstanding digital library collection in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. AGORA provides a collection of more than 3500 key journals and 3300 books to 2500 institutions in 116 countries. AGORA is designed to enhance the scholarship of the many thousands of students, faculty and researchers in agriculture and life sciences in the developing world.

10th anniversary of Research4Life’s AGORA agricultural program
18 September 2013, Rome. African librarians win the Research4Life competition. Listen to their interviews  [Read more...]

AGORA 10th Anniversary Celebration
16 September 2013.AGORA makes online scientific literature available to over 100 poor countries - Tenth anniversary celebrated in Rome   [Read more...]

Certified AGORA Distance Learning Course now available
11 September 2013. ITOCA and the Librarians Without Borders®/Medical Library Association will be conducting distance learning courses for HINARI, AGORA and OARE for a limited period.   [Read more...]

CABI makes 77 titles available through AGORA
10th September 2013 – CABI has decided to provide developing countries with free access to 77 recently published agriculture, plant and veterinary science books, as part of the AGORA program.  [Read more...]

Uganda, March 2013  As a librarian trainee at my University, it was immediately impressed upon us that the key database for our agriculture specialty was AGORA. Thank you!   [Read more...]

Yemen, December 2012  I want to thank the staff in AGORA to let our country to access to global online research and that led to developing the education in poor countries.  [Read more...]

ITOCA 2011 Training Calendar  ITOCA has trained over 2,500 information professionals, faculty, researchers and students in information literacy courses focusing on the use of electronic information resources  [Read more...]

ITOCA 2009 Training Calendar   The Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) www.itoca.org is mandated to carry out training and outreach work for Research4Life programmes.  [Read more...]

ITOCA training 2008 calendar  ITOCA has trained over 5,000 information professionals, scientists and students in electronic information programs in over 30 Sub-Sahara countries in the last nine years.  [Read more...]

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View the FAO Director-General'’s speech on the 10th Anniversary of AGORA

See new video on the impact of AGORA in Burkina Faso.

Click here to view a brief video about AGORA.

Other sister programs with:
NEW – Contest highlights impact of collaboration between Research4Life and Librarians to power effective research
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Visit our sister site HINARI.

Click here to view a brief video about HINARI.


Visit our sister site OARE.

Click here to view a brief video about OARE.


Visit our sister site ARDI Research for Innovation http://www.wipo.int/ardi/en/.



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