FAO AGORA launches new, updated content portal aimed to improve ability to access resources

16/07/2021

Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is thrilled to launch a new, updated content portal, which will greatly improve the overall user experience and improve users’ ability to access available resources. The new AGORA content portal, launched on 1 July 2021, is the main hub for AGORA users to access free, or low-cost subscription based scientific journals and e-books in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. 

In order to continue to improve the quality and effectiveness of agricultural research and education, it is crucial to increase the user experience while utilizing the knowledge platform and also work to enhance the overall accessibility of information. Making these resources of high-quality scientific information easier to access, will improve the ability to share findings, and inform about public policy decisions. 

How to search in new AGORA content portal

To search through AGORA specific resources, users should utilize the ‘content’ tab located at the top of the homepage. Users can click on the down arrow located next to the word ‘content’ and choose journals, books, reference sources, databases, free collections, publishers, recent resources or subjects based on the resources they are looking for. By utilizing the ‘content’ tab, users are ensuring that their search results are AGORA specific resources and will benefit those looking specifically for resources in food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. If users are interested in seeing results from all five of the Research4Life programmes, they can utilize the large search box at the top of the homepage.  

The content portal can be accessed at http://www.fao.org/agora.