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Celebrating open access on World Book Day


23 Apr 2018

If you are an avid reader, then you might know that today is World Book Day. You also probably know the word prolific and when it comes to books, FAO is nothing short of prolific. In fact, a library was at the origins of FAO. David Lubin, a Polish-born American citizen, saw the struggles that farmers face and helped to start the pre-cursor to FAO, the International Institute of Agriculture. Here he amassed the largest collection of agriculture-related publications at that time and this became part of FAO when the organization was formally created 40 years later.

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