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GEO101 - Lotstein : Food Mapping: Maps and Data: Part 2: Producers

Use FAOSTAT to find Top Producers

Use FAOSTAT  (on the right) to find Top Producers. There is a sample citation in the box below, change the date to when you conducted your research. 

Agricultural and Food Production Data

Tons vs Tonnes

Ton(s) refers to weight in American units (2000 lbs). Tonne(s) are measured in Metric units (1000 kilos or 2,204.6 lbs). FAOSTAT uses metric units.


Top Producers : Using FAOSTAT

Under COUNTRIES BY COMMODITY use the ITEM dropdown to find your product. Choose the most recent year available.

Example MLA8 Citation:

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Statistical Division. "Commodities by Country." FAOSTAT. United Nations, 2017, Accessed 22 Feb. 2018.

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