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The State of Food and Agriculture 1955

Review of a Decade and Outlook

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The year 1955 marks the tenth anniversary of the foundation of FAO. It marks also the end of the first decade of agricultural recovery and expansion after the second world war. Unlike its predecessors, this issue does not deal mainly with the current situation and short-term outlook, but instead reviews the progress and experiences of the whole decade. The treatment of this theme has been analytic rather than purely descriptive. An attempt has been made to bring out the underlying causes of the main postwar developments, and to make some appraisal of the results achieved.

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Summary

Part One of this report examines the recovery uf agriculture, forestry and :fisheries after the second world war, the way in which resources Were mobilized to that end, the principie difficulties overcome, and the guidance which the developments of the last ten years can give in dealing with some of the problems which lie ahead. Part Two discusses postwar developments and the future outlook for individual commodities. It is already highly condensed and is not summarized below.

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