The State of Food and Agriculture 1979

Forestry and Rural Development

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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 forestry and rural development.



World review

The world food and agricultural situation at the close of the United Nations Second Development Decade (DD2) presents several disquieting features. While the long-standing problems continue to cause concern, a number of unsatisfactory features of the immediate situation to which the Twentieth FAO Conference drew attention, "have become more precarious than for some years".


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