Suggestions for agricultural planning in developing countries, particularly in Africa | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
September 1967
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
uneca:10855/18030
Pages: 
20

Another basic feature of agricultural planning is the Organization of an agricultural statistical service with the help of the local authorities. Thus it is necessary to organize not only the collection of statistical data regarding crops, but also to make periodical inventories of the types of soil available, the crops for which they can be used, of water and meteorological data, of data on products, income, employment, coefficients of capital, labour productivity, price indices, income and price elasticities of demand, costs, internal and external markets. It is also-necessary to make cadastral surveys of property and to register persons, co-operatives and other societies, machinery and implements, stocks, etc. Agricultural statistics and inventories are also necessary for the analysis of industrial potential, for industrial planning in general and showing the relation between the rural population and arable land and the skills possessed by the rural population.

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The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC; French: Conseil économique et social des Nations unies, CESNU) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic and social fields of the organisation, specifically in regards to the 15 specialised agencies, the eight functional commissions and the five regional commissions under its jurisdiction.

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