Food and Agriculture : Links

There are 36 documents in this section.

  • Worldwatch Institute

    14 May 2008

    Worldwatch is a well-respected environmental organisation which has done much to alert the public and policy-makers to the long-term consequences of cropland loss, declining biological diversity, damaged fisheries, stressed water systems, unwise subsidies, poverty and consumer pressures in meeting the nutritional needs of a growing world population.

  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

    14 May 2008

    The UN Environment Programme site covers treaties and instruments concerning the environment and sustainable development, most notably Agenda 21 - a working plan for sustainable development to be the basis for national and international action. Also includes information on a variety of environmental topics and related links.

  • Sustainable Development International

    14 May 2008

    Sustainable Development International Online provides a centralised source of information, updated on a regular basis in connection with the World Summit on Sustainable Development, with case studies, news and feature articles.

  • Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)

    14 May 2008

    GTOS is a programme for observations, modelling, and analysis of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development. It provides information on terrestrial ecosystems for researchers and policy-makers. Its website includes information on activities, TEMS, publications, resources and links.

  • Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE)

    13 May 2008

    Learn about a research project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme that examines the effects of climate change and land use on terrestrial ecosystems, including agriculture, forestry, soils, and biodiversity. Its website includes news, publications, events, reseach activities and links.

  • Bees for Development

    28 September 2005

    Bees for Development is a UK-based non-government organisation which aims to promote the understanding and practice of bee keeping throughout the developing world.

  • United Nations Secretariat of the Convention to Combat Desertification

    26 May 2004

    A good entry point into the topic of Desertification. This UN website contains the text and information about the Convention, information for NGOs and the media, regional information about desertification, links and more.

  • UN Food and Agricultural Organisation's statistical databases

    25 May 2004

    FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual database of international statistics covering agricultural production, trade, food balance, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, population, forest and fishery products.

  • United States Department of Agriculture

    25 May 2004

    USDA website includes information on agriculture, food production and nutrition, marketing and trade, natural resources and the environment, rural and community development, research and science, and a news service relating to these issues.

  • United States National Agricultural Library

    25 May 2004

    The Nation's primary source for agricultural information is an excellent tool for researchers, educators, policy-makers, consumers of agricultural products, and the public. The Library is one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural libraries, supporting research, education, and applied agriculture. The library contains numerous catalogues, databases, special collections, publications and reference books.