Farming has a bigger role, says FAO


14 September 1999


Farming has a bigger role, says FAO


FARMING performs a wider economic function than merely producing food, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.


It says the agricultural sector provides services to society as a whole and plays a central role in the life of rural economies and in the environment.


Agriculture officials from developed and developing countries are gathering in Maastricht this week to discuss the issue.



  • Financial Times 14/09/99 page 34

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