A new forum for debate
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CTA. 1986. A new forum for debate. Spore 2. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Rural development is the centre of any solution to the world's food problems, maintains British journalist John Madeley in the latest issue of his magazine 'International Agricultural Development'. Yet, he says, food production in itself is not the answer. Rapid increases in production and exports of food commodities co-exist with malnutrition, even in the same areas of some countries. Madeley, who took over the magazine, published six times a year, a year ago, is committed to the search for a solution to world hunger; and 'International Agricultural Development' serves as a forum for debate on agricultural issues in the developing world We want it to be a channel', writes Madeley, 'through which people can talk to each other about how to increase food output, improve distribution, and create the conditions under which hunger can be overcome'. A quick glance through the contents of the February 1986 issue shows that Madeley is not afraid of controversial subjects. 'The hidden violence of poverty hunger declining yet more hungry', 'The real cost of pesticides' and 'The political economy of food and nutrition' are among the topics covered. But he also,includes practical and technical topics, such as methods of storing casava more efficiently. 'International Agricultural Development'' is available on subscription only, price £20 a year from: