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The State of Food and Agriculture 1970

Agriculture at the Threshold of the Second Development 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-tern interest. This year's edition focuses on agriculture at the threshold of the second depression,

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Foreword

The year 1970 is in several respects a special one for FAO. It is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Organization, which was founded on 16 October 1945. In June, a very large number of people from all walks of life came together at the Second World Food Congress for a searching discussion of the problems that lie ahead in FAO's field of international responsibility. Not least, 1970 marks the beginning of a concerted attempt to implement an international strategy for the economic and social betterment of mankind during the Second United Nations Development Decade.

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