World Bank


The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs.  It is not only an important funder globally, it is also an important publisher.  The site is very large and difficult to navigate.  The page that lists the agriculture, fishing, and forestry sector can be found here.  On this page, you can find a list of projects that can be sorted by date, location, status and results, and charts.  Africa, for example, has 160 open projects, just in agricultural extension and research.  The World Bank data and research page is the best place to start if you are interested in finding bank data or publications.  You can search by keyword or browse by topic.  In addition, on 1 July 2012, the World Bank adopted an open access policy, which means that all of its research is available online without charge or restrictions.  It would be a good idea to search the open knowledge repository, as well. And when in doubt—search Google and Google Scholar.  Finally, The Bank also maintains an open data page, which provides free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.

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Africa Wide