Trade data sources and links

Useful websites on agriculture

General overview of agricultural commodities: Trends / Prices / Consumption/Production
Production, Consumption, Prices on a range of commodities
Futurist Research: Long-run trends with regard to commodities, consumption and market structure
Detailed reports on the size, shape and structure of markets
Production, supply, and distribution of agricultural commodities for the United States and major importing and exporting countries.
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"
Agricultural policies to alleviate poverty
Research papers
Promoting small scale agriculture
Commodities and elasticities database
Case studies about improving small scale farmers' agricultural techniques
Large databank of peer-reviewed papers (350,000)
Commodity information
Information about value-added agriculture. 
Sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions.
Small scale agriculture / Creating sustainable activities for small scale farmers
Improving small-scale farmers activities throughout the value-chain
 The CGIAR Virtual Library  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. 

Useful papers on general agriculture themes

Fred Gale and Kuo Huang
Mathew Shane and Fred Gale
Fred Gale and Robert Collender
Walter J. Armbruster, Brad Gilmour
Steven Zahniser, Ed Young, and John Wainio
Nicholas Minot
Shyamal Chowdhury; Asfaw Negassa; and Maximo Torero
Ashok Gulati, Shenggen Fan and Sara Dalafi. September 2005.
Sudha Narayanan and Ashok Gulati
Eleni Z. Gabre-Madhin and Steven Haggblade
P. V. Srinivasan
Joachim von Braun and R. K. Pachauri
Joachim von Braun, Ashok Gulati, et al
Fengxia Dong, Frank H. Fuller
Simla Tokgoz, Amani Elobeid
Shyamal Chowdhury; Asfaw Negassa; and Maximo Torero
Fred Gale and Robert Collender
Sophia Huang and Fred Gale

Non-tariff barriers

Jean C. Buzby, editor
John C. Beghin
Fred Gale, Bryan Lohmar, and Francis Tuan

 Global food consumption patterns

Anita Regmi
Lorraine Mitchell
Amir Heiman, Bruce McWilliams, and David Zilberman
Fred Gale, Ping Tang, Xianhong Bai, and Huijun Xu
Fred Gale and Kuo Huang

Food markets

Anita Regmi and Mark Gehlhar
W. Bruce Traill
J. Michael Harris, Phil Kaufman, Steve Martinez, and Charlene Price

Trade agreements, focusing on agriculture

Mary E. Burfisher (editor)
Gene Hasha
Nancy Cochrane and Ralph Seeley
Steven Zahniser
Steven Zahniser, editor
John Wainio, Shahla Shapouri,Michael Trueblood, and Paul Gibson05
Jacinto F. Fabiosa, John C. Beghin, Fengxia Dong, Amani Elobeid, Frank H. Fuller, Holger Matthey, Simla Tokgoz, Eric Wailes

Global value chains

Pratap S. Birthal, P.K. Joshi, and Ashok Gulati
P. Parthasarathy Rao, P.S. Birthal, P.K. Joshi and D. Kar
Gopinath, Kathleen Mullen, and Ashok Gulati
Pratap S. Birthal1, P. K. Joshi2 and Ashok Gulati2

Market access

Anita Regmi, Mark Gehlhar, John Wainio, Thomas Vollrath, Paul Johnston, and Nitin Kathuria
By John Wainio, Shahla Shapouri, Michael Trueblood, and Paul Gibson
Xinshen Diao, Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Sherman Robinson, and David Orden
Chad E. Hart, John C. Beghin
Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, John C. Beghin


Nicholas Minot and Margaret Ngigi
K. Weinberger and T.A. Lumpkin. 2005.
Donna Roberts and Barry Krissoff
Stanley T Heri