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Useful websites on agriculture in general

Organisation Link Description
FAO www.fao.org General overview of agricultural commodities: Trends / Prices / Consumption/Production
FAOSTAT http://faostat.fao.org/default.aspx Production, Consumption, Prices on a range of commodities
FAO/Global Perspectives http://www.fao.org/es/esd/gstudies.htm Futurist Research: Long-run trends with regard to commodities, consumption and market structure
USAD/ERS http://www.ers.usda.gov/Emphases/Competitive/ Detailed reports on the size, shape and structure of markets
USAD/PSD http://www.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/ Production, supply, and distribution of agricultural commodities for the United States and major importing and exporting countries.
USAD/AMAD http://www.ers.usda.gov/briefing/WTO/data.htm Data and information on WTO member countries regarding tariff schedules, tariff bindings, applied tariff rates, import quantities
USDA/FAS http://www.fas.usda.gov/ Market (defined as a country) information for a particular product The GAIN reports are very useful, providing ‘on-the-ground’ market information.  To access these reports, use the general search engine on the FAS site and type "GAIN"
Pacific Economic Co-operation Council http://www.pecc.org/food/ Food production, consumption and retail trends in the Asian Pacific Region
International Food Policy Research Institute http://www.ifpri.org/ Agricultural policies to alleviate poverty
Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development http://www.card.iastate.edu/ Research papers
International Fund for Agricultural Development http://www.ifad.org/ Promoting small scale agriculture
Food and Agricultural Policy Research Unit http://www.fapri.iastate.edu/tools/ Commodities and elasticities database
International Centre for Tropical Agriculture http://www.ciat.cgiar.org/ Case studies about improving small scale farmers' agricultural techniques
Ideas http://ideas.repec.org/ Large databank of peer-reviewed paper (350,000)
ABARE (Australian research agency) http://www.abare.gov.au Academic type research covering commodities, trade polices and climate change
Agricultural Issues Centre http://aic.ucdavis.edu/ Commodity information
AgMRC http://www.agmrc.org/agmrc/ Information about value-added goods. 
Agricultural Research for Developing Countries http://www.cirad.fr/en/index.php  
National Resources Institute http://nri.org Small scale agriculture / Creating sustainable activities for small scale farmers
The World Vegetable Centre http://www.avrdc.org/ Improving small-scale farmers activities throughout the value-chain
  http://www.africancrops.net/  
CGIAR Virtual Library: A New Online Resource for Agricultural Development Professionals http://vlibrary.cgiar.org

The CGIAR Virtual Library (CGVlibrary) is an internet gateway that allows agriculture and development specialists to search an interdisciplinary array of leading databases on agriculture, food policy and the environment.  It enables users to retrieve thousands of full-text documents, abstracts or references from the online libraries of the CGIAR research centres and over 160 other databases.

Users can access more than 4,000 online journals without any registration or fees.

Useful papers on:General agriculture themes

Title Author Link
Demand for Food Quantity and Quality in China Fred Gale and Kuo Huang http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err32/err32.pdf
China: A Study of Dynamic Growth Mathew Shane and Fred Gale http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/WRS0408/WRS0408.pdf
New Directions in China's Agricultural Lending Fred Gale and Robert Collender http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/WRS0601/WRS0601.pdf
Where Will Demographics Take the Asia-Pacific Food System? Walter J. Armbruster, Brad Gilmour http://www.ers.usda.gov/amberwaves/june04/features/wherewilldemographics.htm
Recent Agricultural Policy Reforms in North America Steven Zahniser, Ed Young, and John Wainio http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/WRS0503/wrs0503.pdf
The future role of bio-fuels (Asia)   http://www.pecc.org/food/pfso-singapore2006/PECC_Annual_06_07.pdf
Are Poor, Remote Areas Left Behind in Agricultural Development: The case of Tanzania Nicholas Minot http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mtidp90.pdf
Market Institutions: Enhancing the Value of Rural-Urban Links Shyamal Chowdhury; Asfaw Negassa; and Maximo Torero http://www.ifpri.org/divs/fcnd/dp/papers/fcndp195.pdf
. The Dragon and the Elephant: Agricultural and Rural Reforms in China and India. Ashok Gulati, Shenggen Fan and Sara Dalafi. September 2005. http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mtidp87.pdf
Globalization and the Smallholders: A Review of Issues, Approaches, and Implications Sudha Narayanan and Ashok Gulati http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mssdp50.pdf
Successes in African Agriculture: Results of an Expert Survey Eleni Z. Gabre-Madhin and Steven Haggblade http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mssdp53.pdf
Managing Price Volatility in an Open Economy Environment: The Case of Edible Oils and Oilseeds in India P. V. Srinivasan http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mtidp69.pdf
The Promises and Challenges of Biofuels for the Poor in Developing Countries    
  http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/books/ar2005/ar05e.pdf
Lessons Learned from the Dragon (China) and the Elephant (India)    
  http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/books/ar2003/ar03e.pdf
Changing Diets in China's Cities: Empirical Fact or Urban Legend? Fengxia Dong, Frank H. Fuller http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/DBS/PDFFiles/06wp437.pdf
Analysis of the Link between Ethanol, Energy, and Crop Markets, An Simla Tokgoz, Amani Elobeid http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/DBS/PDFFiles/06wp435.pdf
agriculture in china: developments and significance for Australia   http://www.abare.gov.au/publications_html/trade/trade_06/er06_chinaag.pdf
the nexus between climate, energy and technology   http://www.abare.gov.au/publications_html/energy/energy_05/cp05_6.pdf
The U.S. Ethanol Industry: Where will it be located in the future? Kevin C. Dhuyvetter, Terry L. Kastens, and Michael Boland http://www.agmrc.org/NR/rdonlyres/964095E6-8EF5-457D-B885-7D3C3CA11FAF/0/brand_pricing_March_with_cover.pdf
Market Institutions Enhancing the Value of Rural-Urban Links Shyamal Chowdhury; Asfaw Negassa; and Maximo Torero http://www.ifpri.org/divs/fcnd/dp/papers/fcndp195.pdf
New Directions in China's Agricultural Lending Fred Gale and Robert Collender http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/WRS0601/WRS0601.pdf
China's Rising Fruit and Vegetable Exports Challenge U.S. Industries Sophia Huang and Fred Gale http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/FTS/2006/02Feb/FTS32001/fts32001.pdf
Food Trade and Food Policy in Sub-Saharan: Africa: Old Myths and New Challenges Christopher Stevens∗ Development Policy Review, 2003, 21 (5)

Non-tariff barriers

Title Author Link
International Trade and Food Safety: Economic Theory and Case Studies Jean C. Buzby, editor http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/aer828/aer828.pdf
Non-Tariff Barriers John C. Beghin http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/DBS/PDFFiles/06wp438.pdf
China’s New Farm Subsidies Fred Gale, Bryan Lohmar, and Francis Tuan http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/WRS0501/WRS0501.pdf

Global food consumption patterns

Title Author Link
Changing Structure of Global Food Consumption and Trade Anita Regmi http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/wrs011/wrs011.pdf
U.S. and EU Consumption Comparisons Lorraine Mitchell http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/WRS0404/WRS0404f.pdf
Religion, Religiosity, and the Consumption of Timesaving Foods Amir Heiman, Bruce McWilliams, and David Zilberman http://www.agmrc.org/NR/rdonlyres/91773921-BFF8-4E0C-9A20-4A4020198515/0/Religion_3cov4.pdf
Commercialization of Food Consumption in Rural China Fred Gale, Ping Tang, Xianhong Bai, and Huijun Xu http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err8/err8.pdf
Demand for Food Quantity and Quality in China Fred Gale and Kuo Huang http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err32/err32.pdf

Food markets

Title Author Link
New Directions in Global Food Markets Anita Regmi and Mark Gehlhar http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/aib794/aib794.pdf
The Rapid Rise of Supermarkets? W. Bruce Traill http://www.fao.org/es/esd/TraillSupermarkets.pdf
The U.S. Food Marketing System, 2002 J. Michael Harris, Phil Kaufman, Steve Martinez, and Charlene Price http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/aer811/aer811.pdf
A revolution in food retailing (Asia)   http://www.pecc.org/food/papers/pfso2005-06.pdf
"The Role of Transportation Infrastructure in a Seamless Food System   http://www.pecc.org/food/papers/pfso-summary-2005.pdf
Regionalism and Trade in AgriFood Products Crescenzo dell'Aquila, Rakhal Sarker, and Karl D. Meilke* http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/pdf_view.pl?paperid=1657&ftype=.pdf
The Economics of Brands Yanhong Jin, David Zilberman, and Amir Heiman* http://www.agmrc.org/NR/rdonlyres/964095E6-8EF5-457D-B885-7D3C3CA11FAF/0/brand_pricing_March_with_cover.pdf

Trade agreements, focusing on agriculture

Title Author Link
U.S. Agriculture and the Free Trade Area of the Americas Mary E. Burfisher (editor) http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/aer827/aer827.pdf
Trade Among Unequal Partners Gene Hasha http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/agoutlook/sep2002/ao294g.pdf
EU Enlargement: Implications for New Member Countries, the United States, and World Trade Nancy Cochrane and Ralph Seeley http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/WRS04/Apr04/WRS040501/WRS040501.pdf
North America Moves Toward One Market Steven Zahniser http://www.ers.usda.gov/AmberWaves/June05/Features/NorthAmericaMoves.htm
NAFTA at 11: The Growing Integration of North American Agriculture Steven Zahniser, editor http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/WRS0502/wrs0502.pdf
Agricultural Trade Preferences and the Developing Countries John Wainio, Shahla Shapouri,Michael Trueblood, and Paul Gibson05 http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err6/err6.pdf
Impact of the European Enlargement and Common Agricultural Policy Reforms on Agricultural Markets: Much Ado about Nothing? Jacinto F. Fabiosa, John C. Beghin, Fengxia Dong, Amani Elobeid, Frank H. Fuller, Holger Matthey, Simla Tokgoz, Eric Wailes http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/DBS/PDFFiles/05wp382.pdf
Agricultural trade liberalisation effects on developing countries' output, input and trade   http://www.abare.gov.au/publications_html/trade/trade_04/cp04_06.pdf

Global value chains

Title Author Link
Vertical co-ordination in high-value commodities: Implications for smallholders Pratap S. Birthal, P.K. Joshi, and Ashok Gulati http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mtidp85.pdf
Agricultural Diversification in India and Role of Urbanization P. Parthasarathy Rao, P.S. Birthal, P.K. Joshi and D. Kar http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mtidp77.pdf
Domestic Support to Agriculture in the European Union and the United States: Policy Developments Since 1996 Gopinath, Kathleen Mullen, and Ashok Gulati http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mtidp75.pdf
Being competitive in the food markets   http://www.abare.gov.au/publications_html/trade/trade_04/ol_food.pdf
Biotechnology and agriculture   http://www.abare.gov.au/publications_html/trade/trade_04/ol_biotech.pdf
Consumer Demand for Traceability Jill E. Hobbs http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/pdf_view.pl?paperid=8535&ftype=.pdf
Emerging Trends in the New Economy: Consumers, Firms and Science Jean Kinsey http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/pdf_view.pl?paperid=8536&ftype=.pdf
Key Industry Trends in the Food, Grocery and Consumer Product Supply Chain Roland Berger http://www.gmabrands.com/publications/docs/logistics2003.pdf
Vertical Coordination in High-Value Food Commodities: Implications for Smallholders Pratap S. Birthal1, P. K. Joshi2 and Ashok Gulati2 http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mtidp85.pdf
Fresh Vegetable Price Linkage Between Grower/Shippers, Wholesalers and Retailers John R. BROOKER David B. EASTWOOD Brian T. CARVER Morgan D. GRAY http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/pdf_view.pl?paperid=1420&ftype=.pdf

Market access

Title Author Link
Market Access for High-Value Foods Anita Regmi, Mark Gehlhar, John Wainio, Thomas Vollrath, Paul Johnston, and Nitin Kathuria http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/aer840/aer840.pdf
Agricultural Trade Preferences and the Developing Countries By John Wainio, Shahla Shapouri, Michael Trueblood, and Paul Gibson http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err6/err6.pdf
Tell Me Where It Hurts, An' I'll Tell You Who to Call: Industrialized Countries' Agricultural Policies and Developing Countries Xinshen Diao, Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Sherman Robinson, and David Orden http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mtidp84.pdf
Rethinking Agricultural Domestic Support under the World Trade Organization Chad E. Hart, John C. Beghin http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/DBS/PDFFiles/04bp43.pdf
Global Agricultural Liberalization: An In-Depth Assessment of What Is At Stake Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, John C. Beghin http://www.card.iastate.edu/publications/DBS/PDFFiles/04wp370.pdf

Horticulture

Title Author Link
Are Horticultural Exports a Replicable Success Story? Evidence from Kenya and Côte d'Ivoire Nicholas Minot and Margaret Ngigi http://www.ifpri.org/divs/mtid/dp/papers/mtidp73.pdf
Horticulture for Poverty Alleviation -- The Unfunded Revolution K. Weinberger and T.A. Lumpkin. 2005. http://www.avrdc.org/pdf/WP15.pdf
Regulatory Barriers in International Horticultural Markets Donna Roberts and Barry Krissoff Regulatory barriers.pdf
    Horticulture Road Map Report.pdf
Assessing the Competitiveness of the Horticultural Sector in the Beira Corridor USAID Beira Corridor fruit & flowers.pdf
The Growth and Development of the Horticultural Sector  in Zimbabwe Stanley T Heri The Growth and Development of the Horticultural Sector  in Zimbabwe
    Global Agric Assessment.pdf