Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Far East 1966

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.



Developments in agriculture

During the five-year period 1960/61-1964/65, total agricultural production in the developing countries of the ECAFE region rose annually at an average of approximately 2.4 per cent, while total food production increased at a slower rate by about 2.2 per cent per annum. In 1965/66, however, total agricultural production and total food output suffered a setback, both declining from a year earlier by some 2 per cent. This situation is more alarming when total agricultural production, especially total food output, is considered in relation to population. Between 1960/61 and 1964/65, per capita agricultural production in the aggregate rose annually by only a small fraction, but per capita food output in 1964/65 was lower than the 1960/61 level by 1 per cent, the year when it regained its pre-war level.


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