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INTAG 100: Introduction to International Agriculture

Dan Tobin

Reports and Statistics

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is the intergovernmental organization dedicated to food and agriculture with the goal of eliminating hunger.

Graph showing top five exporters of bananas and the amount they exported;

Many intergovernmental organizations produce statistics and working documents that are difficult to find via other databases. They can be very useful for creating graphs and charts with consistent data as well as discovering development projects related to your product.

 

Hint: Scan the website and look for a "publications" section and/or a "statistics" section!

Hint: Anytime you want to cite web pages found on an organization's web site, unless there is a specific author listed, use the organization name as the author.  

Hint: If you use a graphic from a statistical source, put a label on the graphic indicating the source, and in your bibliography, cite the statistics site.

 

How to use the FAO webpage.

Other Organizations and Statistics