For many years, The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL) has been improving access to scientific literature at developing world institutions with limited Internet capacity and/or financial resources. TEEAL offers a searchable, offline, digital library of agriculturally focused research journals, as well as journals in related subject areas.
AgriKnowledge has been developed as an online partner to TEEAL. AgriKnowledge provides access to key information for agricultural development. Currently, over 1,000 documents produced in conjunction with programs and projects sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) are available through AgriKnowledge. We anticipate further collections from related organizations to be added over the course of the next year, as well as additional material for each of the current collections.
Both TEEAL and AgriKnowledge are managed by Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. TEEAL and AgriKnowledge are funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation support for TEEAL and AgriKnowledge
TEEAL and AgriKnowledge would not be possible without support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Foundation has been an important source of funding for TEEAL since 2009. The Gates Foundation has also supported TEEAL outreach and training efforts led by our Africa-based partner, ITOCA (Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa).
During TEEAL’s previous 2009-2013 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 115 new TEEAL sets were placed in 14 target countries in sub-Saharan Africa. With the need for an offline collection still evident, a new grant from the Foundation has funded a redesign of TEEAL and to place an additional 300 TEEAL sets in six target countries in Sub-Saharan Africa--Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda--as well as Bangladesh. This funding also supports the development of our new online agricultural resource, AgriKnowledge.
Key to both AgriKnowledge and the redesign of TEEAL is the inclusion of new research collections, the first of which is a collection of reports of research, programs and projects conducted for the Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development Team.
Permitted Uses of AgriKnowledge
All content on AgriKnowledge is copyrighted and is under the protection of US Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright of neighboring-rights laws of other nations. It is available on AgriKnowledge with permission of the copyright owners.
Access is intended to benefit education, research, scholarship, and personal use. Transmission or reproduction of protected materials beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner(s).
As a publicly supported institution, Mann Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, we do not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. It is the obligation of the user to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Mann Library collections.