International Inter-Governmental & Non-Governmental Organizations: FAO
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a United Nations agency focused on defeating world hunger. The FAO aids developing countries in modernizing and improving agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensuring good nutrition. It works with member countries to devise agricultural policy, support planning, draft effective legislation and create national strategies to achieve rural development and hunger alleviation goals.
The FAO's activities are:
Putting information within reach
Sharing policy expertise
Providing a meeting place for nations
Bringing knowledge to the field
You can expect to find the following types of information and/or publications from the FAO:
Use this database to search for documents, publications, books, and serials held in the FAO library. Advanced search is recommended. Note: UW Libraries has many FAO publications in print; search the UW-only catalog. [some FULL TEXT]
"Provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries." Click the appropriate link on the top of the the page. On the following page click on the link/s, upper left side to retrieve data. Data is not consistently available at any one time.
"Created in 1971, CGIAR is an association of public and private members supporting a system of 16 Future Harvest Centers that work in more than 100 countries to mobilize cutting-edge science to reduce hunger and poverty, improve human nutrition and health, and protect the environment."
GIEWS keeps the world food supply/demand situation under continuous review, issues reports on the world food situation, and provides early warning of impending food crises in individual countries (see their Country Briefs). Click on the Publications links in the left-hand bar to access full text reports.
Search archives and databases covering agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences & fisheries, and human nutrition. A good resource for finding unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, conference papers, and government publications. Don't miss the "Databases" list. 1975-present [some FULL TEXT]
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations