FAO Launches New Online Course Providing Concise and Engaging Overview of AGORA and Research4Life for Low- and Middle-Income Countries


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new interactive online course, which provides a concise and engaging overview of one of its highly valuable knowledge-sharing platforms for low- and middle-income countries. The new modern, time-efficient online course provides an overview of the AGORA collection and Research4Life

The course is designed with user convenience in mind, offering responsive technology that allows easy access on desktops, tablets, and cell phones. This user-friendly approach makes it even easier to complete the course, fitting into users’ busy schedules.  

Whether new to Research4Life/AGORA or a current user, this course is designed to meet the needs of both. For those interested in eligibility and registration, it provides a comprehensive guide. For current users, it offers valuable tips on how to search effectively and efficiently in the AGORA content portal.

No registration is required. Interested participants can access the course here: 


FAO plans to launch regular courses covering different aspects throughout the year. The new interactive, short course format offers access to relevant knowledge and information regarding FAO’s knowledge-sharing platforms in a concise and engaging manner. These courses help to streamline and optimise course materials, reducing text heaviness for a more accessible and digestible learning experience while implementing design elements that cater to diverse learning styles and preferences.

For any questions regarding the new online courses, users can contact [email protected]. To stay current on new, relevant courses available through the platform, please subscribe to the AIMS DGroup and AGORA DGroup.  

More about Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA)

Since 2003, FAO has led the Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) programme, which provides access to thousands of journals, e-books, and other information resources covering agriculture, fisheries, food, nutrition, veterinary science and related biological, environmental and social sciences in public institutions across the world.  The aim of the programme is to improve the quality and effectiveness of agricultural research, education and training in low-income countries. AGORA is one of the five programmes that make up Research4Life.