FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF
THE UNITED NATIONS
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Beginning with this issue, The State of Food and Agriculture will be published
in June every year, instead of October as was the traditional practice. This will
enable the presentation of more up-to-date information on recent trends and
developments affecting, in particular, food and agricultural production. As a result
of this change, The State of Food and Agriculture 1999 was not published in its
traditional format. Instead, a document (The State of Food and Agriculture, C99/2)
and a set of graphs and figures summarizing the main features of the current world
food and agricultural situation (The State of Food and Agriculture in Figures) were
presented at the 30th session of the FAO Conference in November 1999.
The statistical information in this publication has been prepared from information available to FAO up to March 2000.
The designations employed and the presentation of material do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. In some tables, the designations “developed countries” and “developing countries” are intended for statistical convenience and do not necessarily reflect an opinion regarding the stage reached by a particular country or area in the development process.
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