The World Geography of the Peanut: Global Networking Approach to Social Equity, Environmental Protection, and Technology Exchange


The goal of UGA 05I was to create a global peanut data base available on a Web-site data base, and conduct specific country studies to expand this data base. An initial objective was to product a Global Distribution and Use of Peanut Bibliography.


Over 400 peanut-specific documents were collected, analyzed and geo-referenced-organized by continent and country. The World Geography of Groundnut Data Base, an annotated publication listing by title, authors, publisher, key words, country, region and abstract was released. The World Geography of Groundnut Distribution, Production, Use and Trade Atlas was published by the Sustainable Human Ecosystem Laboratory, University of Georgia. This publication is based on Foreign Agriculture Organization (FAO) data collected during 1963-1991 and to present. Maps of the 25 top peanut growing counties were produced on area harvested and production trends. A Peanut Website is ready to go on line to share these data in a user-friendly way.


Training, information, and program support

Lead scientist

Dr. Robert Rhodes
University of Georgia


Virginia Nazerea, University of Georgia

Jayanta Kumar Das, University of Georgia

Purakayastha Shankarappa Talawar, University of Georgia


Dr. S.N. Nigam, ICRISAT/India

Renelle Magaliq, PCARRD/Philippines