Depository library of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded in 1945 with the mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity and to better the conditions of rural populations.
The Constitution of FAO states that "the Organization shall collect, analyse, interpret and disseminate information relating to nutrition, food and agriculture". As part of this mandate, a system of FAO depository libraries is maintained, in order to make the publications of FAO freely available to the general public.
On March 20, 1998 in the framework of the Fundamental Library of the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies the Depository Library of the Food and Agriculture Organization was opened. The collection of the library includes:
- Food and Nutrition
- Agricultural Economics
- Other related subjects
The electronic catalogue and Internet information resources are available in the Depository Library. The FAO home page http://www.fao.org offers rich materials of the Food and Agriculture organization as well as the on-line databases.
The library is opened every weekday in Jelgava palace, room 258, working hours 9:00 – 17:00.
There is a photocopying available in the library. Books from the Depository Library collection are not borrowable.