Other Measures

The developing countries should examine the possibilities of close cooperation among themselves in various fields related to rural development and make use of these with the support of the industrial countries.

Donors as well as beneficiaries of development aid are recommended to set aside more funds for rural and agricultural development. Flexible allocation terms; the assumption of domestic currency costs and current expenses; the remission of debts; and increases in food aid, as compensation for temporary decreases in production when agrarian reforms are implemented are further recommendations. In the last case, care should be taken that food aid does not bring about a reduction in the efforts towards domestic production.

Finally, the conference makes recommendations to the effect that, when the program is implemented, the FAO and other international organizations should give their support by observing the agrarian reforms and rural development, by evaluating and spreading findings, intensifying technological aid, and helping to mobilize funds.