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Launched in 2003, AGORA provides free or subsidised journal access to not-for-profit institutions in eligible countries. Once details are finalised, all institutions in countries with a GNP per capita under US$1,000 will be given access to participating literature. The journal collection focuses on agriculture and related sciences, and includes titles from major publishing houses. AGORA is an FAO initiative. Click here for more details about registering.
The BioSafe Train project is an international collaboration of scientists aiming to build capacity for dealing with the challenges associated with implementing genetically modified (GM) crops in East Africa.
It publishes information on students' research projects that cover topics such as the environmental impacts of GM maize in Kenya, biodiversity in cotton fields in Uganda and the ecological risks posed by transgenic rice in Tanzania.
BioSafe Train also publishes a regular newsletter, issues press releases, links to partner institutions and related organisations, and highlights meetings and events.
CABI is a not-for-profit, intergovernmental organisation specialising in agricultural and environmental research, publishing and communication. With over 40 different member countries, its scientific projects include finding ways to lower production costs while using ecological practices. CABI studies environmental impacts of invasive species and pests, and searches for natural ways of controlling them. CABI also finds solutions to agricultural problems caused by climate change, provides microbial services and advises on trade policy.
This programme aims to encourage better management of water for food production by increasing the resilience of social and ecological systems.
It does this by focusing on the interconnections between water, food and poverty in developing countries. The programme helps develop water-related innovations by bringing together scientists, development specialists, policymakers and communities.
The website publishes information on its research programmes and projects as well as blogs and related news, job vacancies and events.
EIFL works with libraries and other partners around the world to increase access to knowledge for research and sustainable community development. One of the programmes run by the organisation, the Public Library Innovation Programme, gives small grants to public libraries in developing countries to implement community development services using information and communication technology (ICT). The programme supports 37 services in 22 countries, as well as studies to evaluate their impact. Projects include using mobile phones to deliver health messages to communities, and providing farmers with access to libraries' online resources on market prices and farm technology. The website publishes news, information on grants, events, case studies and information about the impacts of projects.
This free information portal publishes documents and links to useful resources related to the development of Ethiopian agriculture, including open-access journals, events and agricultural land agreements. Many of the documents are available in local languages, including Amharic, and users can download Amharic fonts through the website.
The website provides information on crops categorised by type, such as cereal, coffee and fruits; forest products such as gum and incense; and livestock, including cattle and camels. It offers resources that cover the areas of capacity building, good practice, research and education, as well as partners involved in agricultural development in Ethiopia.
This website, by the Food and Agriculture Organization, provides a comprehensive database of statistics on food, agriculture and hunger in 200 countries.
The data includes information about individual countries' crop and livestock production, trade, food supply, stocks, forestry and fisheries.
This website publishes news and information on the joint European Committee and Food and Agriculture Organization programme 'Linking information and decision making to improve food security'. It includes 30 country-level food security briefs, a food security analysis 'toolkit' and a range of publications including policy briefs and reports.
The site also promotes training and workshops, and hosts e-learning courses, on topics such as crop forecasting, market analysis and vulnerability assessment.
This consortium of African and UK institutions aims to encourage dialogue and good practice among policymakers involved in African agriculture. Its website publishes research, working papers, policy briefs, news and online debates on issues such as climate change and pastoralism among others.
This organisation aims to encourage dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policymakers and opinion leaders on the future of agricultural growth in Africa. It covers topic areas such as climate change, land use, policy processes and science, technology and innovation. The website publishes free to access publications, lists of relevant events and fellowships, and online discussions on issues including small-scale agriculture. It also provides access to resources for policy engagement, such as policy briefs, and a regularly updated list of relevant organisations and websites.
The International Water Management Institute — one of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research centres — conducts research aimed at improving water and land management. Its website includes information about all its work, including regional profiles of areas in Africa and Asia. It also publishes details of upcoming events and recent publications.
Information and commentary are available by topic, including climate change, wetlands and gender. The website also links to other relevant tools and resources such as the Drought Information Center and the African Water Law Database.
Mongabay.com is an environmental science and conservation news site, founded in 1999 and run by environmental journalist Rhett A. Butler. Its content focuses on tropical forests, including in-depth information and facts and figures on deforestation and forest degradation. Progress on proposals for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is regularly reported and analysed.
Mongabay.com is published in several languages, including English, Chinese and Spanish. A 'kids version' is also available to help educate children about rainforests.
This blog from the Worldwatch Institute publishes news, commentary and videos about agricultural innovations such as cropping methods or irrigation technologies. The blog contributors highlight projects and activities from across the developing world, with the aim of demonstrating the benefits of flexible food systems for sustainability, diversity, ecosystem health and hunger eradication.
This initiative, run by the non-profit organisation CABI (the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International), aims to improve food security by reducing crop losses. It helps smallholder farmers by gathering and disseminating information about plant health via plant clinics and a knowledge bank. The knowledge bank is hosted on CABI's website, and contains key plant health information from across the world, including a diagnostic tool and factsheet library. A map is available to view pest and crop distribution data alongside other information, including climate data. The website also enables access to publications, and includes a media centre providing press releases, news, and multimedia.
This programme was set up by several nongovernmental organisations to promote sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing nations. It aims to facilitate the use of indigenous knowledge to help farmers devise systems to cope with change, achieve food security, sustain livelihoods and protect the environment. It also works towards integrating local innovations into formal agricultural research.
The website offers information on projects arranged by country and project theme, as well as relevant news and events. It also publishes extensive resources including links to publications, training materials and a gallery with audiovisual resources.
This website provides a comprehensive guide to rainwater harvesting in India. It outlines various modern and traditional techniques available for collecting rainwater, highlights case studies and publishes maps and background information on key water topics, including scarcity, pollution, conflicts, and policy.
This website from the International Fund for Agricultural Research shares information on strategies to eradicate rural poverty. The site publishes articles, case studies and videos on key topics including desertification, livestock and rural finance. It also links to relevant reports, projects, programmes and organisations.
The World Agroforestry Centre, formerly the International Council for Research in Agroforestry, promotes agroforestry research in developing countries. Part of the Consultative Group for International Research in Agriculture (CGIAR), the centre partners with science and development institutions to inform, and advocate for, science-based policies that encourage agroforestry. The centre publishes articles, policy briefs and multimedia, as well as information on its research and projects, including the REDD-ALERT project that aims to provide policy options for emissions reduction.