The State of Food and Agriculture 1948

A Survey of World Conditions and Prospects

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The present Report, in spite of limitations and imperfections due to inadequate data, delineates the central issues clearly enough to enable governments to consult together and decide what practical steps should be taken next. This over-all guide aims to have action initiated or intensified in a wide variety of fields to expand production, improve national and international distribution, and raise living standards throughout the world.



Farm machinery and draft power

THE use of modern farm machinery has grown up mainly in the industrialized countries of Europe and North America and in certain agricultural areas developed in comparatively recent times, e.g., Oceania. Use of modern equipment is making fairly rapid progress in parts of Latin America, but so far has found little application in southern and eastern Asia mid in the bulk of the African continent.


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