The State of Food and Agriculture 1965

Review of the Second Postwar Decade

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In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on the second postwar decade.



Supplies of agricultural products

According to FAO'S new combined index for agricultural, fishery and forest products, world production, excluding China (Mainland), increased by about 30 percent between 1954/55 and 1964/65 (Table II-1). During the same period population grew by about 22 percent, so that on a per caput basis the increase in production was only 7 percent.


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