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US National Agricultural Library, the largest agricultural library in the world, has recently opened a Web gateway to its AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) database.
http://agricola.nal.usda.gov
 
Plantlink uses the USDA's list of 85,000 plant genus/species names to guide you in searching for web sites which refer to those species. You can search by common or scientific name.
http://plants.usda.gov/java/
 
ECHO - Educational Concerns for Hunger is a non-profit, Christian organization dedicated to the fight against world hunger. Their web site has excellent information for small scale tropical agriculture, including ECHO Development Notes in both Spanish and English, and a good selection of tropical food crop seeds.
http://www.echonet.org
 
VITA - Volunteers in Technical Assistance manages a good site for appropriate technology information. They cover agriculture, food processing, communications, renewable energy, water and sanitation, and transportation.
http://www.vita.org/
 
Center for New Crops & Plant Products, at Purdue University covers the search for new and unconventional food crops.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/default.html
This site has the very useful booklet
"Legume Species as Leaf Vegetables" by Robert P. Barrett
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1990/v1-391.html
 
Texas A & M operates this site with a great deal of information on vegetable production.
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/
It includes a large collection of on-line agricultural and food clip art.
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/art/edibleart/tamuhort.html
 
The State of the World's Children: Focus on Nutrition 1998 UNICEF
This is a downloadable version of a recent UN study on children and nutrition, including several interesting Microsoft Excel statistical files.
http://www.unicef.org/sowc98/
 
The Garden Spider's Web is a big site with many good links of interest to gardeners.
http://www.gardenweb.com/spdrsweb
 
Micronutrient Project operated by the Federation of American Scientists, covers the effort to develop crops that will better meet the world's micronutrient requirements.
http://www.fas.org/mnp/
 
American Botanical Council This site covers the field of botanical medicine.
http://www.herbalgram.org/
 
The Blonz Guide is an up to date nutrition information clearing house run by Dr. Blonz , a researcher and columnist covering food and nutrition.
http://www.wenet.net/blonz/
 
Nutrition Action Healthletter presents strong, clear and up to date coverage of nutrition information. Very oriented towards trying to help Americans improve their diet.
http://www.cspinet.org/
 
Dole 5 a Day is managed by the giant food company. This site has good public education material oriented towards helping kids eat more fruits and vegetables.
http://www.dole5aday.com/
 
International Development Research Centre is a large well organized Canadian site dealing with international development issues.
https://www.idrc.ca/en/resources/publications
 
Rodale Institute deals with regenerative agriculture both in the U.S. and internationally.
http://www.rodale.com/

 

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