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1 . Series de Entrenamiento Fintrac Sistemas de Información de Mercado de Agronegocios: Analisis y Diseminación Folleto 2c Inventario de Fuentes En Linea de Información de Agronegocios

2 Producción/Pos-Cosecha Agribusiness Online Product Guides Dozens of production and postharvest guides for fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Largest collection of postharvest guides on the WWW for tropical fruits and vegetables. Florida Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS) Wide assortment of production and postharvest information. Excellent and comprehensive resource. Agrolink Malaysia Commodities Page Primarily information on tropical fruits, vegetables, and flower production, postharvest, and marketing. California Rare Fruit Growers Information on tropical and specialty fruits. Oregon State University Commercial Vegetable Production Guides Dozens of extension bulletins for fresh vegetables and herbs. University of California Fruit and Nut Research Center Weed Control in Vegetables and Herbs UC Davis Vegetable Research and Information Center UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Project University of California Small Farm Center Center for New Crops and Plant Products UC Davis Postharvest Outreach Program Online Guide to Plant Disease Control 1

3 Cornell Cooperative Extension Service North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Meister Pro - Online Guide to Crop Protection Farming Solutions - Online Guide to crop protection and pest control products Agribusiness Online Market Prices Precios y Estadísticas Daily market prices for fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, specialty produce from 35 markets. USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Wholesale and shipping point prices available for dozens of worldwide markets. Site also has other market reports. USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) A variety of publications and statistics available. USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) A variety of publications and statistics available. Global Market News Japan Provides fresh produce/cut flower wholesale price information for several markets in Japan. University of Florida Market Information System Provides daily wholesale market prices and other market reports for dozens of worldwide markets of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Also, this is the only source of historical price data. USDA Economics and Statistics System from Mann Library at Cornell University Repository of USDA statistics (mostly from ERS and NASS) including prices, trade statistics, other statistics. 2

4 The Public Ledger & Commodities Online Provides selections from The Public Ledger, including weekly price reports for a wide variety of products including spices, juices, cocoa, timber, metals, textiles, etc. BY SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Go back to New Users, online subscription services and free services from there. Pages and services may be bookmarked at any level for future use. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Informes de Mercado Excellent searchable site containing vast amounts of market/product surveys and briefs, as well as regular FAS reports and some trade statistics. Search under attaché reports. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Canadian government site that offers a wide assortment of Canadian and worldwide market information. Country Commercial Guides US Department of Commerce guidelines for doing business abroad. Includes economic indicators, some trade statistics and best prospects recommendations. World Fact Book CIA country guidelines, includes a wide range of economic, demographic and other data. Agribusiness Online Market surveys and articles from past hard-copy and online editions of MarketAg/MarketAsia. Also includes a series of worldwide market surveys on: Anthurium, Asparagus, Avocado, Baby Corn, Durian, Lychees, Mango, Orchid, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Rambutan, and Vanilla. The Food Institute Online Offers daily news of the US food industry. Fresh Produce Journal Covers the UK fresh market. Noticias de Mercado 3

5 JC Produce California producer with informative US produce news reporting service The Packer Leading US weekly newspaper covering the US fresh produce industry. Yahoo's Food & Beverage News Yahoo's Supermarket News USITC DataWeb Estadísticas de Comercio US import and export trade statistics. Free username required. U.S. Department of Commerce Stat USA US import and export trade statistics. Subscription required. Statistics Canada Wide assortment of Canadian statistics, including detailed import/export statistics (fee charged). Strategis Industry Canada US & Canadian import/export statistics (value only) available at 6-digit HS level (free-of-charge). Also has information on trade regulations and a wide assortment of other market information. Andean Community Import and Export data for several South American countries, by value only (free of charge). Agribusiness Online Country Databases Fresh fruit and vegetable imports/exports for a number of countries. 4

6 Agribusiness Online Industry Events Ferias Comerciales Regularly updated calendar of upcoming trade shows around the world. Focusing on fresh and processed horticultural products. AgriGator Agricultural Conferences Agribusiness Online Trade Regulations Aranceles y Otras Regulaciones Trade regulations including: EPA Pesticide Regulations for Food, USDA standards for fresh and processed food products, harmonized tariff schedule of the US, as well as partial information on trade regulations for Japan and Singapore. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Information on the role of APHIS. Also includes some detail on regulations, but still incomplete regarding fresh fruit and vegetable imports. The National Ag Safety Database (NASD) A database of materials devoted to increased safety, health and injury prevention in agriculture. US Harmonized Tariff Schedule Canadian Customs Tariff Schedule Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Strategis Industry Canada Includes regulatory information for a large number of countries. US Plant Quarantine Requirements - includes US Fruit and Vegetable Admissible List US Maximum Residue Limits Canadian Plant Quarantine Requirements 5

7 Canadian Maximum Residue Limits EU Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for Agriculture US Food and Drug Administration US Customs Service CODEX Alimentarius International Food Standards HACCP HAZARD ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL CONTROL POINT (HACCP) FDA s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Overview of HACCP; proposed rules; reports; regulations for produce, seafood, and retail; and range of other information. USDA/FDA HACCP Training Programs and Resources Database List of HACCP consultants; databases for HACCP resources and training programs. Food Safety and Inspection Service Pathogen Reduction/HACCP & HACCP Implementation HACCP information and regulatory details focusing on meat and poultry. US Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Division /NOAA Training Course Info Provides information on the regularly scheduled industry HACCP course, an intense three day course that covers all aspects of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point concept as it relates to seafood harvesting, processing, transporting, distributing and retailing. National Seafood HACCP Alliance for Training and Education About the National Seafood HACCP Alliance; Alliance HACCP Training Information ; Compendium of Fish and Fishery Product Processes, Hazards and Controls; Guidelines and Regulations ; Links and Information Sources; Seafood Listserv UC Davis Seafood HACCP Information 6

8 About Seafood HACCP; FDA HACCP Questions and Answers; FDA's Hazards & Controls Guide; Foreign Processors Approved by their Governments; Generic HACCP Plans; Generic Import Product Specification; Generic SSOPs; Generic Supplier Guarantee; HACCP Forms; HACCP Inspections--What to Expect from FDA; Rapid Test Methods; Training Resources; Training Schedule; Links to Other Information Sources Canadian HACCP Implementation Manual The Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP) has been designed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to encourage the establishment and maintenance of HACCP based systems in federally registered agri-food processing establishments. As part of FSEP, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has prepared Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Generic HACCP Models. They orient the reader to the concepts of HACCP, identify the steps required to conduct a hazard analysis, identify critical control points, and explain what is required to implement a HACCP system. The manual contains four volumes: Volume One - General Policy; Volume Two - Development of Generic HACCP Models; Volume Three - Application of Generic HACCP Models; Volume Four - Food Safety Enhancement Program Operational Guidelines. Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Food Safety Enhancement Program Canada is a world leader in the development of prerequisite programs, HACCP systems (and generic models) and the implementation in food establishments. The Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP) Manual; HACCP Curriculum Guidelines intended to assist providers who are considering the delivery of HACCP/FSEP courses; HACCP Generic Models developed as guides for the design of specific HACCP systems for food establishments. HAACP Countdown The purpose of HAACP Countdown is to alert the seafood processing industry on strategies to successfully implement the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's mandatory seafood inspection guidelines -- the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point program, which went into effect on December 18, Six newsletters can be downloaded from the site. National Center for Food Safety & Technology (NCFST) General information on this organization, plus information on generic HACCP plans available to order for specific food industries. Managing Food Safety: A HACCP Principles Guide for Operators of Food Establishments at the Retail Level Full report from FDA s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition available here. ISO 9000 International Organization for Standardization Home Page 7

9 About ISO; ISO members worldwide; ISO technical work; Contact ISO; Related Web sites; ISO servers; News; Products for your business; ISO 9000 and ISO 14000; ISO Catalogue ISO Easy Frequently Asked Questions About ISO 9000 and Related Standards; Publications by ISO Easy; Other ISO 9000 Resources The ISO 9000 Information Exchange Free information provided by an ISO 9000 consultant. Quality Digest On-line magazine; database of ISO 9000 registered companies; consultant database List of ISO 9000 Software Resources List of ISO 9000 Consulting Services List of ISO 9000 Certification Services Quality Technical Books Order technical books on ISO 9000 on-line. Under the Quick Search box on the home page, type in ISO 9000 to see available books. Otros RAISE - Rural and Agricultural Incomes with a Sustainable Environment RAISE is a worldwide initiative of USAID which promotes environmentally sound strategies for economic growth. The product information section of this website features technical, market and regulatory information, and commercial contacts for eco-friendly products. Sections also include best practices, bulletin boards, internet links and upcoming events. Agrigator Agricultural and Related Information Site Index Extensive listing of other agriculture-related sites on the Internet. Agroinfo Americas 8

10 Another extensive listing of other agriculture-related sites on the Internet. Agricultural Market Information Virtual Library Provides a nice textual road map of other agricultural information resources available on the Internet. Agrisurf Extensive listing of other agriculture-related sites on the Internet The Plants by Mail FAQ Provides information and contacts for obtaining seeds and growing materials. Dun and Bradstreet Credit Reports https://www.dnb.com/ Obtain credit and financial information on potential buyers of your products or suppliers to you. Reports are provided through online credit card payment. Yellow Pages Online One of many yellow page directories online which allow you to locate businesses in specific geographic areas. List of Links to Software Companies for Agribusinesses * * * Fintrac has worked with a number of agencies/associations worldwide to establish national agribusiness WWW sites. These sites typically offer a wide variety of market and technical information. These include: HondurasAg.com The organizations providing content to this site work closely with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Honduras to assist in the recovery from Hurricane Mitch and to promote the long-term development of the Honduran agribusiness sector. HondurasAg provides the latest information on the activities of its partner organizations. It also provides a forum for businesses worldwide to access information on opportunities within the Honduran agribusiness sector. Export Jamaica 9

11 Information specifically related to Jamaican agribusinesses, including market surveys and links to other WWW sites offering good sources of information. Also, hosts some Jamaican agribusinesses. Also see Export Jamaica s witty Papaya Growers Home Page and its Fresh Produce Home Page. Indian Agribusiness Information Centre AIC provides articles from its monthly Indian Hortibusiness newsletter as well as extensive coverage on the agribusiness industry in India. Agribusiness Indonesia Indonesia's most comprehensive agribusiness site offering regular wholesale market price reports as well as marketing and technical information for both Indonesian and Asian agricultural products. 10

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