A. Under “Item 9 - Review of FAO Field Programmes, 1972–73”:
trends as to FAO's relationship in the field with recipient countries and financing agencies (excluding Regular Programme financial aspects);
the inter-relation of Field Programmes and Regular Programme priorities;
trends of qualitative aspects, such as:
balance between surveys, feasibility studies, and institution building categories, as they are distinguished in para. 37, of the Review of Field Programmes; balance between food and non-food production; and emphasis on least developed countries;
trends in methods as to:
size of projects; counterparts; involvement of recipient government; fellowships; equipment; consultants; subcontracting; project servicing agreements with institutions; balance between country and intercountry or global programmes, and cooperation among developing countries;
matters to be referred to COAG, COFO and COFI.
B. Under “Item 10 - Medium-Term Objectives”:
trends emerging from the discussion under Item 9 that are not only relevant to the Field Programmes but also to objectives in the context of all FAO Programmes and resources, and which are meaningful for the medium-term period. This would cover broader questions, such as:
total investment desirable in agricultural development, in an absolute as well as a relative sense and irrespective of source, as well as trends in availability of resources (without reference to the direct financial impact on the Regular Programme);
balance between technical assistance and budgetary support;
balance between production and social measures;
changes necessary to create a more efficient and cohesive agricultural development programme.
C. Under “Item 11 - Programme of Work and Budget 1974–75”. The immediate financial aspects of the impact of the Field Programmes on the Regular Programme:
in general, and in connection with UNDP, multilateral, bilateral, and other arrangements;
in particular, the proposed $ 1 million transfer (paras. 17–19, of Explanatory Notes of the Programme of Work and Budget).