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The State of Food and Agriculture 1971

Water Pollution and its Effects on Living Aquatic Resources and Fisheries

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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 water pollution and its effects on living aquatic resources and fisheries.

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World review

The world agricultural production picture in 1970 was again highlighted by continued growth in the developing countries as a whole and a standstill in the developed market economies. However, in only one developing region — the Far East — was the increase in food production sufficient to raise significantly the level of output per head. Also over the somewhat longer term the Far East is the only developing region to show any overall increase in per caput food production. In other developing regions the trend since 1967 has been stable or falling.

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