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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1983

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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.

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Food and agriculture

Agricultural and rural development and the eradicatior of hunger and malnutrition are among the chief aims of the International Development Strategy for the Third United Nations Development Decade. The achievement of national and collective self-sufficiency in food as early as possible by developing countries is another major goal. Agricultural output was targeted to grow on average at 4 per cent per annum. Instruments of policy aimed at achieving these objectives include price incentives, credit distribution, improvement of storage and transport facilities, reduction of post-harvest losses, agrarian reforms, wider access to water resources and other ingredients of improved technology, development of forests, fisheries and agroindustries, better integration of women in all stages of production processes and the establishment of agricultural co-operatives.

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