The State of Food and Agriculture 1989

World and regional reviews: Sustainable Development and Natural Resources Management

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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 sustainable development and natural resources management.



The developed market economics

Supply of agricultural products in the developed market countries continued to exceed demand in 1987. Prices were low, especially for cereals and oilseeds, although dairy and meat prices strengthened a little as production controls began to take effect. Real farm incomes declined, despite increased assistance, and above all price supports. In all countries, calls for reform continued to grow as policy-makers recognized the need for freer agricultural markets and better international policy coordination.


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