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Hydrologic Map

1. Hydrography

2. Surface and underground waters

Mining Map

1. Discovered mine products

2. Mines under operation

Climatic Map

1. Rainfall

2. Temperature

3. Winds

4. Frosts, snows, etc.

Soil Map

1. Sandy soils, arable

2. Clayey soils, arable

3. Intermediate soils, arable

4. Soils utilizable only for grazing

5. Saline soils, etc.

Agricultural Map

1. Zone of annual crops, according to climate

2. Cereal crops, winter or summer

3. Crops under irrigation, oleaginous crops, textile crops, fruit crops, etc. Livestock Map

1. Map of natural pastures, not convertible for agricultural purposes

2. Map of artificial pastures

3. Map of hill pastures

Map of Domestic Breeds Being Utilized

1. Native bovine and thoroughbred breeds

2. Asiatic bovine breeds

3. Native sheep and thoroughbred breeds

4. Native equine and thoroughbred breeds

5. Mule breeds

6. Goat breeds

7. Llamas, vicuñas, alpacas, etc.

Map of the Rural Property Subdivision

1. From 1 to 10 hectares; from 10 to 20 hectares

2. From 20 to 50 hectares; from 80 to 100 hectares, etc.

System of Cultivation

1. By the owner

2. By the sharecropper.or renter



WHEREAS: The International Labor Office has set up a "Permanent Commission on Migration" with the participation of numerous governments of countries concerned, in order to renew, within the international plan, the study of migration possibilities and to consider such

measures of international cooperation as will facilitate the reorganization of migratory movements in an orderly manner,

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1. To inform the International Labor Organization of the Resolutions and Recommendations on migration and colonization adopted by the Conference.

2. To request the International Labor Office to have the Permanent Commission on Migration likewise examine, in eventual collaboration with other international organizations, the principles that should serve as a basis for bilateral or multilateral agreements relating to colonizing migrations.

3. To recommend to the Governments of the American countries that they formally indorse the work which the Permanent Commission on Migration should perform in the field of international migration and that they participate in its work.

4. To recommend that the Inter-American Office of Migration and Colonization, the organization of which is contemplated by a recommendation of the Conference, maintain contact with the Permanent Commission on Migration.


1. Farms with arable land that are too large or too small are likely to delay agricultural progress because of their inadequate utilization; 2. It is undoubtedly advisable that irrigated lands not fully utilized and located near consumption centers be rationally used;

3. The community must derive benefit principally from public works,

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Resolves: To recommend that all the American countries, in accordance with their needs, adopt the necessary measures to subdivide large irrigated land holdings not fully utilized and located near consumption centers and those that may be irrigated in the future by means of public works; and that very small farms be grouped together as a means of improving and intensifying agricultural production and achieving a better distribution of the national income.


WHEREAS: For greater success of the migration and colonization policy to be put into effect in the near future, there is required the

existence of technical agencies to investigate, coordinate and do everything connected with such important subjects, from both a national and an inter-American standpoint,

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1. To recommend that the American countries create national services charged with the study of migration and colonization possibilities in accordance with their respective plans of economic development and social improvement.

2. To ask that the Pan American Union establish a Section charged especially with the compilation, interpretation and distribution of existing data concerning agricultural migrations and colonizations in America; the staff of the said Office to serve, in effect, as an advisory body of specialists in Agronomy, Engineering, Economy and Sanitation, which will be placed at the disposal of the American countries to advise and help them in the planning and development of their respective projects.

3. To recommend to the governments of the American countries the desirability of reciprocal communication, through the competent official agencies, concerning projects and measures taken to attract, transport and settle rural workers, and also the importance of communicating the problems raised and the measures taken to solve them.

4. To request the cooperation of the governments and organizations of densely populated countries interested in emigration, in order to facilitate all matters relating to the selection and transportation of the respective contingents.

5. That there be sent to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration a copy of this Resolution, and also one of Resolutions LXXIX, LXXXII, LXXXIV and LXXXVI.



1. To improve the agricultural statistics in general and to continue the statistical services in particular, it is indispensable that they are adjusted to technical rules that ask for a staff with minimum background and experience requirements, and also for agencies of a national character in order to have the adequate supplementary statistics;

2. The countries not having the necessary means to take care of their needs in the field of statistics should contribute to increase the resources allotted to this purpose;

3. The economic interpretation of agricultural phenomena, as well as that of all mass phenomena, should necessarily be effected with the

aid of methodology and statistical techniques in order to obtain genuinely serious and objective studies;

4. During the making of specialized statistical investigations, there is obtained a body of data and antecedents that should be utilized for carrying out economic operations;

5. The statistical services are eminently technical and, therefore, the officials directing such services should be professionally qualified statisticians;

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1. To recommend to the governments of the American countries that they raise the technical level of their offices of agricultural statistics favoring the incorporation into them of specialists in statistical methodology and, in particular, in the technique of sampling.

2. That the American countries not having it establish an independent central agency to coordinate technical rules by which the national statistics must be governed, in order that the agricultural statistics may look upon adequate supplementary statistical data. 3. That the countries which have not done so formulate a plan for the gradual improvement of personnel in charge of preparing agricultural statistics.

4. That the Governments of the nations of the American Continent do their best to increase the budgets of the offices handling their agricultural statistics, in order that the afore-mentioned recommendations may be carried out effectively.

5. That the American countries which do not yet have offices engaged in the compilation of agricultural statistics, and in the economic interpretation of their results, facilitate the measures necessary for the organization thereof.

6. That the said offices of statistics and agricultural economics have chiefly in their charge the following aspects:

(a) Statistics

(b) Markets and transportation

(c) Rural management and costs

(d) Producers' organizations

(e) Agricultural finance

(f) Land management (g) Rural population



1. For the inter-American organizations whose function it is to coordinate and promote production on the Continent as well as to

make the maximum use of the resources of each country and raise the consumption levels of the population, it is essential to have adequate statistical information available;

2. The production, distribution, and consumption of agricultural products involve problems of special significance to the economy, living conditions and commerce of the nations of the Western Hemisphere;

3. For the above-mentioned reasons there is required a more effective uniformity in the agricultural statistics of the nations of this Hemisphere;

4. The exposition of methods used in the collection and preparation of statistical data is of great utility, especially, not only for the correct interpretation of the results, but also as a contribution to the interchange and improvement of the statistical techniques of our Hemisphere,

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1. To recommend that encouragement be given to the use of uniform statistical methods and terminology in agricultural statistics of the American Continent in order to make them internationally comparable, following a minimum plan of information.

2. That with the publication of the results of statistics an explanation be made of the methods employed in the collection and preparation of data.



1. The existence of different units of weight and measurement in the American Continent renders difficult international comparison of their agricultural statistics;

2. In the majority of American countries the metric decimal system is the official system of weights and measures, The Third Inter-American Conference on Agriculture

Resolves: To recommend that the governments of the American continents adopt the metric decimal system as the official system for agricultural statistics, and that, notwithstanding the foregoing recommendation, those countries for which it is not practicable to adopt immediately the metric decimal system for their internal reports, shall publish summaries of agricultural statistics in that system for purposes of inter-American comparison.

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