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.



World review

FAO’s preliminary estimates indicate that world food and agricultural production (crops and livestock) rose by almost 3% in 1978. It confirmed by later data, the increases at the world level would be somewhat above the trend for the 1970s so far. World cereal production rose by about 5% to a new record level, and carryover stock of these basic commodities have increased still further.


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