Conference on International Agricultural Development, Bellagio, Italy, May 17-19, 1972 (Bellagio V)
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The Bellagio Group, composed of the heads of agricultural research programs in various agencies, or their representatives, continued to meet for some time after the creation of the CGIAR, under the auspices of the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, and the IDRC. This is an aide-memoire summarizing the discussions at Bellagio V, a conference on approaches to accelerating the agricultural development process, held at the Villa Serbelloni in May 1972.The conference was organized around five topics:1. The status of international agricultural development: Situation and outlook.2. Progress and evolving roles of the international agricultural research and training institutes.3. New experiences and concepts in organizing efforts to assist small landholders, using projects in Malawi and Mexico to illustrate the need to adjust to local conditions. 4. Research and development gaps and linkages, drawing from the experience of the French system of international agricultural research.5 Organization of capabilities at the international research institutes or other centers to deal with social and economic problems of agricultural development, based on a paper by A. T. Mosher, which is in the Collection.The last topic was referred to the TAC Chairman, Sir John Crawford. It was decided to have another meeting to discuss research gaps and linkages.