# Problem referencing a survey report type of document

I have an issue referencing a document in LaTeX. The correct reference would be:

Harvest Choice, 2006. "Tanzania National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003: Small Holder Agriculture, Volume II: Crop Sector - National Report." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/publications/tanzania-national-sample-census-agriculture-20022003-small-holder-agriculture-volume-ii.

I have tried many combinations and the best I could come up with was using the following on bibtex:

@TechReport{TN,
author = {Harvest Choice},
title = {Tanzania National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003: Small Holder Agriculture, Volume 2: Crop Sector National Report},
institution = {International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN},
year = {2006}
}


However, this yields 3 problems:

1. It cannot get to "Harvest Choice" being referenced, I only have: "Harvest, C" as it if were an author

2. I do not know how to insert the web link.

3. The reference specifies it is a technical report, which it is not

• this "causes" 3 problems. The verb "to yield" is inappropriate in this context – user32882 Dec 4 '19 at 10:50

I had the same issue lately, so maybe this help. But as usually, this is depending on your bibliography style

1 - Use double braces author = {{Harvest Choice}} to avoid the reformatting of things via bibtex

2 - I used the url = {} field and a latex url command within it: url = {\url{yadayada}}

3 - You could try other bibliography styles or edit the .bst file of the one you currently use. But first, you could try the @Misc bibtex entry type with the same fields, maybe it creates the desired outcome.

• Note that the OP's posting contains an error -- the organization's name is "HarvestChoice" (no space), not "Harvest Choice"... – Mico Aug 22 '14 at 14:53
• You are right, but this is not related to the LaTeX problem. GIGO ;) – Harald Aug 22 '14 at 15:04

The organization HarvestChoice suggests the following citation of the publication in question:

HarvestChoice, 2006. "[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003: Small Holder Agriculture, Volume II: Crop Sector - National Report." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/publications/tanzania-national-sample-census-agriculture-20022003-small-holder-agriculture-volume-ii.

Observe that there is no space between the two parts of the name of the author. Note also the square brackets around the word "Tanzania".

Translating this into a bib entry, you may want to use the catch-all @misc entry type:

@misc{hc:2006,
author       = "HarvestChoice",
title        = "{[Tanzania] National Sample Census of
Agriculture 2002\slash 2003: Small Holder
Agriculture, Volume~II: Crop Sector~--
National Report}",
year         = 2006,
howpublished = "International Food Policy Research Institute,
Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota,
St.~Paul, MN",
url          = "http://harvestchoice.org/publications/tanzania-national-sample-census-agriculture-20022003-small-holder-agriculture-volume-ii",
}


Observe the insertion of a matched pair of curly braces around the title field. This prevents the words in that field from being converted to lowercase. Note also the use of \slash in 2002\slash 2003; this informs LaTeX that it's permissible to insert a line break after the slash.

Update, June 2019: Within the past year or so, the xurl package has been released. This package allows arbitrary line breaks in URL strings and is thus more flexible (typographically speaking) than the older url package.

Assuming that you're using the plainnat bibliography style and the packages natbib, xurl, and hyperref, you might get the following MWE:

\RequirePackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{hc:2006,
author       = "HarvestChoice",
title        = "{[Tanzania] National Sample Census of
Agriculture 2002\slash 2003: Small Holder
Agriculture, Volume~II: Crop Sector~--
National Report}",
year         = 2006,
howpublished = "International Food Policy Research Institute,
Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota,
St.~Paul, MN",
url          = "http://harvestchoice.org/publications/tanzania-national-sample-census-agriculture-20022003-small-holder-agriculture-volume-ii",
}
\end{filecontents}

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[authoryear,round]{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\usepackage{xurl} % 'xurl' generalizes the 'url' package