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View Resource WHO Guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Medicinal Plants

As part of its Essential Drugs and Medicine Policy website, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a series of important guidelines related to good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) for medicinal plants. Given that the information about the overall importance of the healing powers of various plants, this seems like a rather sound idea. This mission is also related to a broader...

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/42783/1/9241546271....
View Resource Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Online

Developed as an integral part of the Canadian government, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada "provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth." On this site, visitors can learn about these various agricultural initiatives, read statements from the Minister of Agriculture and...

http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/home/?id=1395690825741
View Resource International Fund for Agricultural Development

As a special function and agency of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2003, "was created to mobilize resources on concessional terms for programmes that alleviate rural poverty and improve nutrition...to combat hunger and rural poverty in developing countries." To that end, the fund seeks to assist "the poorest...

https://www.ifad.org/
View Resource Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food: Crops

Reflecting Canada's strong agricultural industry, this website from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food contains a wealth of information on many different crops. Crop information sections include Agroforestry, Berries, Hemp, Organic Crops, Corn, and many more. Separate crop pages hold numerous links to fact and information sheets, updates, and related resources. In addition to the crop...

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/
View Resource University of California-Davis Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center:

The Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center is housed in the Pomology Department at the University of California-Davis. Postharvest Center research focuses on improving the quality of horticultural crops, reducing post-harvest losses, improving marketing efficiency, and solving produce handling problems. This Publications website contains a wealth of downloadable articles organized...

http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/
View Resource The National FFA Organization

Founded in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, The National FFA Organization is a youth organization that has almost half a million student members who are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities. The organization has over 7,000 chapters which concentrate on three primary areas: premier leadership, personal growth and career success. While 30 percent of its members come...

https://www.ffa.org/home
View Resource National Agricultural Library

There are regular online agricultural libraries, and then there is the National Agricultural Library (NAL), with more working papers, fact sheets, and farm updates than ears of corn in a corncrib. This digital library, produced by the United States Department of Agriculture will be quite a boon to agriculture scholars, extension agents, and farmers alike. Designed to assist those who are unable to...

https://www.nal.usda.gov/
View Resource The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture

How did people raise pigs in the 19th century? What were people talking about in the journal of Agricultural History in 1965? These are but a few of the questions answered in the documents contained within The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture website. Created by staff members at the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University, the site contains important agricultural texts from the...

http://chla.mannlib.cornell.edu/
View Resource University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension was formally started in 1914, and back in those days, they were involved with the effort to build good roads around the state. In the past century, their mission has expanded exponentially, and this site contains items about their work in the Silver State as well as a number that are of general interest. The materials on the site are divided into six...

http://www.unce.unr.edu/
View Resource Agropolis Museum: Food and Agricultures of the World

This website for the Agropolis museum in France is about food and how humans have produced it over the centuries. The exhibits offer a fresh way of looking at food and the role it plays in society. Visitors should not miss the fascinating and moving virtual exhibit "The Banquet de l'Humanite (The dining table of the world)", which explains the ongoing struggle for food worldwide. The exhibit,...

http://www.museum.agropolis.fr/english/index.html
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