188.8.131.52 Other Measures
The developing countries should examine the possibilities
of close cooperation among themselves in various fields related
to rural development and make use of these with the support
of the industrial countries.
Donors as well as beneficiaries of development aid are recommended
to set aside more funds for rural and agricultural development.
Flexible allocation terms; the assumption of domestic currency
costs and current expenses; the remission of debts; and increases
in food aid, as compensation for temporary decreases in production
when agrarian reforms are implemented are further recommendations.
In the last case, care should be taken that food aid does
not bring about a reduction in the efforts towards domestic
Finally, the conference makes recommendations to the effect
that, when the program is implemented, the FAO and other international
organizations should give their support by observing the agrarian
reforms and rural development, by evaluating and spreading
findings, intensifying technological aid, and helping to mobilize