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Using Europa World Plus

Begin by searching for your commodity in the search box

Some results will be country-specific commodity while others will be regional.


Look for the entries on the agriculture or economy

If you find specific Country Statistics on Agriculture for your commodity, it will look like this

Also look at the Economy section for that country to figure out its context in the country's agricultural sector.

      

    Background Information

    AccessScience has a variety of information from encyclopedia articles to dictionary entries to news articles.  It is a good place to start your scientific research.

    • AccessScience
      Continuously updated scientific resource that includes: Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, biographies of scientists, and scientific news updates.
    • Europa World Plus
      This resource focuses on country information. Search by your nut, fruit, or chocolate to see what countries export or import. This may be easier to use than FAO.

    Helpful Internet Sites

    If there is a specific association or alliance of growers or farmers, their website may be helpful.  Here are other major bodies that are interested in agriculture:

    Statistics

    • Statista
      "Statista.com is one of the first statistic portals in the world to integrate data on over 80.000 topics from over 18.000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. "

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