Sesame Seed Production?
mystic at lcc.net
Fri Feb 11 05:48:39 EST 2000
David W. Kramer wrote:
> My students are writing a term paper on an economically important plant of
> their choice. One student is writing on sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum L. ;
> Family Pedaliaceae). One of the sections of the paper is to report
> production statistics. He's having trouble finding that info and I haven't
> been able to help him in spite of having looked extensively. You can
> imagine that statistics are readily available (USDA, etc.) for major crop
> plants (especially those that figure in export trade or those that enjoy a
> government subsidy) but it's not so easy to find production data for lesser
> crops like sesame seeds.
> Can anyone point us to a book or web site with this info? I'm not asking
> you to give us the data, just to give us a clue! We're clueless! (Others
> say that, too!)
> Thanks in advance and have a good day.
> David W. Kramer, Ph.D.
> Asst. Prof. of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
> Ohio State University at Mansfield
> 1680 University Drive
> Mansfield, OH 44906-1547
> Phone: (419) 755-4344 FAX: (419) 755-4367
> e-mail: kramer.8 at osu.edu
Just from poking about a little, I found this USDA site:
which has all sorts of data for international farm products.
Sesame is an oilseed - that might be a good keyword for your student to
I also ran across this:
This is an Indian company that exports sesame seed as well as grows it.
They even have graphs.
Hope this helps.
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