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The State of Food and Agriculture 1967

Incentives and Disincentives for Farmers in Developing Countries; The Management of Fishery Resources

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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 both incentives and disincentives for farmers in developing countries, as well as the management of fishery resources.

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Incentives and disincentives for farmers in developing countries

Food production in the developing countries as a whole, as well as in many individual countries, is falling badly behind the growing demand resulting from their rapidly rising populations and to a less extent from higher incomes. The developing countries are becoming increasingly dependent on imported foodstuffs, including imports under special terms, and this to an extent which imperils their economic stability and even their political independence. In particular food production for the market, as distinct from subsistence production, is becoming more and more inadequate for the needs of the urban population, which is growing even faster than the population as a whole.

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