The State of Food and Agriculture 1978

Problems and Strategies in Developing Regions

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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 problems and strategies in developing regions.




In the broadest global terms, 1978 was a comparatively good year for food and agriculture. FAO’s first estimates point to an increase of almost 3 % in world food and agricultural production. There was a very large rise in cereal production and a further expansion of the carry-over stocks of cereals that are an essential element of world food security.


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