The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012, is a book that is published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The number of fish farmers, along with the status of the fishing fleet is provided. Fish processing, consumption, and commodity statistics are also listed. Finally, the governance and outlook for the fish industry is displayed. Many other statistics are also available within the book.
Eurostat Yearbook gives European statistics from Eurostat, the European Union Statistical Office. Data includes the Euro Area and Member States. Entries include information on the economy and finance; population; health; labour market; education and training; industry and trade; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; international trade; transportation; environment; energy; and science and technology. Helpful charts and tables are also included. Each yearbook is updated as new statistics are released.
The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture’s on-line edition is an updated version of the the book that was originally published in 1998. Students, teachers, and researchers can use this website to find information about Tennessee. Topics are broken down into user friendly categories. Popular subjects include the Civil War, Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson and Daniel Boone. This on-line version has updated and new entries, over 500 images, and also video and audio files.
From the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, this website shows the weather conditions for crops in state of Tennessee weekly. From the site – “It includes degree days, temperature, precipitation, crop planting progress, crop development and harvesting progress”.
The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) is now providing open access to their database relating to food and agriculture statistics for some 200 countries. The information provided includes agricultural and food production, land use, population trends, food aid shipments and other great information. Statistics on the database goes back to 1961. Free registration is all that is required to access the database.
From Library Journal:
“Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information, this ‘Global Science Gateway’ allows one to search across 28 scientific databases from 18 countries. An international collaboration, the site provides access to published research findings in energy, medicine, agriculture, environment, and the basic sciences.” Simply type your query into the search blank to access information from all 28 databases.
Update: The database has expanded to include 32 national databases and access to portals in 44 countries. [6/16/08]
Update: “Now you can find non-English scientific literature from databases in China, Russia, France, and several Latin American countries and have your search results translated into one of nine languages.” [7/8/10]
The Univ. of Arkansas has published a monograph on rice research which is part of a series of agricultural and farming studies.