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Type of Resource Report Chapter
Title Food and Agriculture
Author World Resources Institute
Affiliation World Resources Institute
Url http://www.wri.org/wri/wr-96-97/fa_txt1.html
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract This is chapter 10 of the report World Resources 1996-97, a primary reference volume on global environmental and natural resource conditions and trends for the United Nations, World Bank, and related international organizations. Related data tables are available in Adobe format

Type of Resource Databases
Title FAOSTAT Databases
Author Food and Agriculture Organization
Affiliation United Nations
Url http://apps.fao.org/cgi-bin/nph-db.pl?subset=agriculture
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Set of 17 agricultural databases and one population database. Includes individual country and regional data for 1961 - 1996.  Includes: Production ( Primary Crops, Derived Crops, Live Animals, and Primary Livestock), Agricultural Production Indices, Trade (Primary & Derived Crops & Livestock and Live Animals), Trade Indices for Crops & Livestock, Food Balance Sheet, Producer Prices (Primary Crops and Primary Livestock), Land (Land Use and Irrigation) Means of Production (Agricultural Machinery, Fertilizers, Pesticides Trade, and Pesticides Consumption) and Population Annual Time Series.

Type of Resource Article
Title Revolutionary Method Using Genetic "Maps and Markers" Promises to Increase Rice Yields by 15-20 Percent in Hungry South Asia -- June 15, 1995
Author Barbara Rose
Affiliation International Food Research Policy Institute
Url http://www.cgiar.org/ifpri/pressrel/061595d.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "A team of scientists with Cornell University and China's Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Center are systematically harvesting high-yielding plant genes using molecular maps and markers to boost the yields of the world's most important food crop. The method promises to increase rice yields by 15-20 percent over a four- to five-year period, announced the scientists today at an international conference on agriculture and the environment. The method could sustain incremental yield increases in rice of 3-5 percent per year over the next 15-25 years, the scientists said. The scientists also hope to apply the same method to other major food staples, including wheat, maize, and beans."

Type of Resource Article
Title Researchers Project 2020 Food Scenario, Prospects for Technology
Author 2020 VISION News & Views, July 1995
Affiliation International Food Policy Research Institute
Url http://www.cgiar.org/ifpri/2020/newslet/nv_0795/nv_0795c.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "Preparations for the 2020 Vision conference included research designed to provide the best estimates of food supply and demand in the next quarter century, with biotechnology and integrated pest management (IPM) cited as particularly promising examples of new technology that can lead to increases in food production."

Type of Resource Graph
Title Cropland Per Capita
Author Food and Agriculture Organization
Affiliation United Nations
Url http://www.wri.org/wri/enved/trends/foo-6c.html        (Temporarily Unavailable)
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Graphs of the cropland per capita in different regions of the world since 1961.