Nearly 10,000 users, representing up to 150 countries utilize AGORA’s new content portal just three months after its launch


In July, 2021, Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a new, updated content portal, aimed to improve the overall user experience and improve users’ ability to access available resources. Since its launch, nearly 10,000 users, representing up to 150 countries have utilized the new content portal. The new content portal is the main hub for AGORA users to access thousands of free, or low-cost subscription based scientific journals and e-books in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. 

The top ten countries represented by users of the newly updated content portal include: Peru (more than 1,000 users), Nigeria (more than 600 users), Bangladesh (more than 500 users), Nepal (more than 400 users), Kenya,  Burkina Faso, El Savador, and Ethiopia (more than 300 users), Guatemala , and Uganda  (more than 200 users). 

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 by  making the resources of high-quality scientific information easier to access,  improving the ability to share findings, and informing about public policy decisions. 

To learn more and access the new content portal visit