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In our databases Agribusiness may be classified under narrower sectors such as Crop production, Agricultural chemicals, Farm machinery etc.

Company databases may use SIC codes or NAIC codes and in the field of finance the GICS codes may be used (or an ICB for the UK). More information.

See also our guide to Commodities for relevant information.

Company research

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Learn about the Agribusiness industry


Provides detailed market research reports for UK, US, China and (some) global reports.
Try sectors such as> Animal feed production, Crop services, Global fertilizers and agricultural chemical manufacturing and Sheep and cattle farming.

MarketLine Advantage Basic industry and company profiles, covering sectors such as cereal crops, oil crops, dairy and agricultural products.

Technavio Insights

Good for reports on topics such as feedstuffs, irrigation and logistics.

Finance Zone only

Go to > Function <BI> and selection sectors and sub-sectors.
Or use the function <RES>. 

Mergent Online Company financials, short industry reports and analyst research reports on this sector.
Statista Statistics and some company dossiers on this sector.
Web sources

AgEcon Search

A free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Has an Agribusiness development programme. See the website for further information and relevant statistics and publications.
Includes the 2022 report The State of Food and Agriculture.

International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

Some articles from their journal International Food and Agribusiness Management Review are free to download.

National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS)

Data and reports from the NASS (Part of the US Department of Agriculture).

Digitization of Agribusiness payments in Africa

2020 World Bank report looking at the case for digitizing Agribusiness payments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Working with Smallholders: A Handbook for Firms Building Sustainable Supply Chains

3rd edition (2023) of this guide from the International Finance Corporation can be downloaded free of charge


News and keeping up to date

ScienceDirect   Covers business and sci/tech. Numerous articles on the topic of Agribusiness.
Factiva Our global news database with news wires, newspapers, websites and trade and professional titles. Contains content in multiple languages. Can limit search to just look at sources relevant to the agriculture industry. Registration required. NB: It is included when searching Factiva.
Economist         Full personalised access to The Economist. Registration required