Elsevier announces participation in AGORA

Elsevier, in cooperation with a group of international scientific publishers, UN agencies, and other private and public sector organizations, signed an agreement with the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), which will allow students, researchers and academics in developing countries to access a wealth of scientific information. The AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) initiative will provide free or very low cost access to journals in the agriculture, biological, environmental and social sciences. The AGORA initiative will initially offer a collection of literature via the Internet to 69 eligible countries with per capita annual income of less than US$1000. The AGORA website will provide access to more than 400 key scientific journals in agriculture and related fields, more than 180 of them from Elsevier. For more information, visit <http://www.aginternetwork.org>, or contact the AGORA program team at the FAO on AGORA@fao.org.