The State of Food and Agriculture 1947

At this first review of the state of food and agriculture, discussion centers on activities which might be undertaken by the council during the coming year, specifically taking over international allocation of foods and fertilizers from the International Emergency Food Council, ensuring maximum mobilization of food for human use in 1947/1948, accelerating the supply of materials needed to expand the 1948 harvest in food-deficit countries, promoting long-term agricultural development and nutritional programmes for countries and regions, and reviewing commodity situations in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries and promoting joint activity among Governments, including studies leading where necessary to commodity agreements.