"Often referred to as the “think tanks’ think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations... TTCSP works with leading scholars and practitioners from think tanks and universities in a variety of collaborative efforts and programs and produces the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index that ranks the world’s leading think tanks in a variety of categories."
Produced by the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue University, this site is series of articles "to help farmers, policymakers and taxpayers better understand changing U.S. agricultural policy and develop informed opinions about them."
"The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. It aims to inform dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy actors and decision makers globally around issues such as food security, land issues, food prices, gender and the role of technology and innovation."
"Columbia International Affairs Online Provides searchable access to the full-text of working papers and conference proceedings from 45 leading research centers in the field of international policy and scholarship. CIAO also provides abstracts from key foreign policy journals and the texts of 12 books on various aspects foreign affairs as well as links to internet resources and a calendar of meetings and conferences."
Compiled by Marion Nestle, this PDF contains a "collection of coalitions of organizations working on issues in agriculture, food, and nutrition...These are organized alphabetically in two sections: United States and International."
"The Congressional Research Service is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress and solely serves Congress as a source of nonpartisan, objective analysis and research on all legislative issues. Through Congress, the National Agricultural Law Center periodically receives CRS reports related to agriculture and food issues"
"The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) is a unique, dual-university research program, established in 1984 by a grant from the U.S. Congress, to prepare baseline projections for the U.S. agricultural sector and international commodity markets and to develop capability for policy analysis using comprehensive data and computer modeling systems of the world agricultural market."
Part of the Campbell Collaboration, "[t]he International Development Coordinating Group is an international network of researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are interested in systematic reviews for better evidence-based international development policy and practice." Reviews included farming and agricultural practices.
Provides a broad perspective on social and public policies, from historical to current times, referencing many types of sources includiong journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, and websites.
"This report examines the growing availability of food away from home (FAFH), presenting research on food choices and availability; nutrition and diet quality; and food policies, including menu labeling and food assistance programs. It also examines how FAFH choices relate to diet quality and sociodemographic characteristics."
"Eldis aims to share the best in development, policy, practice and research. Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues. The database includes over 40,000 summaries and provides free links to full-text research and policy documents." Topic areas include agriculture, food, global health and nutrition.
“The Global GoTo Think Tank Index is the result of an international survey of over 1,950 scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists who helped rank more than 6,500 think tanks using a set of 18 criteria developed by the TTCSP.” Report includes the “Top Health Policy Think Tanks” and “Top Social Policy Think Tanks”