U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

This organization's mission is well described by its title. Perhaps most useful to economists is their extensive collection of agricultural, fisheries, forestry, economics, and nutrition data from around the world. This site provides information on WAICENT, the World Agricultural Information Center. It also offers FAOSTAT, an online and multilingual database which currently contains 1 million time-series records on international statistics. Besides data, there are a number of items of additional interest and links to other sites.