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(6) Measures to achieve maximum utilization of vegetable re

sources, consistent with conservation and the comparative

advantage to be derived therefrom. 2. Increased consumption of food and agricultural raw materials. (a) Distribution and utilization of agricultural and livestock sur-.

pluses at the present time and in the post-war years. (6) Measures to improve nutrition of rural and urban populations,

including preparation of balanced diets utilizing available

foodstuffs. 3. Inter-American technical cooperation to increase efficiency of

production and consumption; relation to international cooperation, particularly in reference to the Food and Agriculture

Organization. Commission It': Markets and Transportation 1. Transportation and marketing facilities for agricultural and live

stock products in the post-war period.
(a) Development of transportation facilities, including study of

the effects on the economy of the American nations brought

about by air transportation of agricultural products. (6) Development of the services for marketing agricultural

products, including storing, classifying, processing, and

preserving. (c) Development of storage facilities to permit orderly market

ing. 2. Inter-American technical cooperation in development of facilities

for distribution and marketing of agricultural products; relation to international cooperation, particularly in reference to the

Food and Agriculture Organization. 3. Inter-American cooperation in matters pertaining to international

commerce that may affect the interests of a part or of all the
American Republics.
(a) Inter-American trade organizations to meet the requirements

of the continent.
(6) Tariff policy.

(c) Trade agreements. Commission V: Agricultural Migrations in the Post-War Years 1. Colonization. (a) Movement of rural populations from over-populated regions

to sparsely inhabited ones. (6) Principles of legislation on national and international

2. Suitable selection and control of immigration in the post-war era

and its application to agriculture. Commission VI: Agricultural Statistics 1. Improvement of the methods employed in compiling statistics

in the American Republics, especially those concerned with

agricultural production, commerce, climatology, etc. 2. Measures to insure the regular preparation and publication of

statistics in the American Republics. 3. Agricultural and livestock censuses.

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Rules of Internal Procedure of the
Third Inter-American Conference on Agriculture


The Third Inter-American Conference on Agriculture shall be composed of delegates of the American governments. Representatives of the Pan American Union, the International Labor Office, the Interim Committee of the United Nations on Food and Agriculture, the InterAmerican Statistical Institute, and the Inter-American Council of Commerce and Production shall also attend. They shall have voice in the plenary sessions and in the Committees, but they shall not take part in voting.

ARTICLE 2 The Organizing Committee shall act as a Committee on Credentials.

ARTICLE 3 The agenda of the Conference is that approved by the Governing Board of the Pan American Union in its session of February 7, 1945. Subjects not included in the agenda shall not be discussed, either in the plenary sessions or in the Technical Committees. In case of a a doubt the matter shall be referred to the Committee on Resolutions, provided for in Article 14.

ARTICLE 4 The Conference shall elect a President and a Secretary General. All the heads of delegations shall be ex officio vice presidents of the Conference. The President, the Vice President whose country has obtained first place in the drawing of lots to determine the order of precedence, and the Secretary General shall constitute the Board of Directors of the Conference.


The preparatory session of the Conference shall be held on July 23, 1945. At that time the report of the Committee on Credentials shall be examined; the Rules of Internal Procedure shall be approved; the order of precedence of the delegations shall be decided by a double drawing of lots, the first determining the precedence among the delegations whose heads are Ministers of State, and secondly that of the other delegations; and the President and the Secretary General of the Conference, and the Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Technical Commissions shall be elected.


The Minister of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry of Venezuela shall preside at the preparatory session of the Conference, in his capacity as Chairman of the Organizing Committee, and the Secretary General of the Organizing Committee shall exercise the duties of Secretary General in the preparatory session.


The inaugural session of the Conference shall be held on July 24, 1945, anniversary of the birth of Simon Bolivar. The President of the United States of Venezuela shall make the inaugural address.

ARTICLE 8 The plenary sessions of the Conference shall be open to the public, unless, by vote, the contrary is ordered.

ARTICLE 9 In order that a plenary session may be held, the presence of more than half the number of American countries represented in the Conference shall be required.

ARTICLE 10 Voting, in the plenary sessions as well as in the Commissions, shall be by countries, one vote for each delegation, and a resolution shall be approved when it receives the favorable vote of more than half of the delegations present.

ARTICLE 11 Six Technical Commissions shall function, namely: First Commission-Money and Agriculture Second Commission-Present Agricultural Production and Its AdjustARTICLE 12 The Technical Committees shall be composed of one or more members from each delegation.

ments to the Post-War Period Third Commission-Foodstuffs and Raw Materials Fourth Commission-Markets and Transportation Fifth Commission-Agricultural Migrations in the Post-War Years Sixth Commission-Agricultural Statistics Moreover, there shall be a Committee on Resolutions and a Committee on Style.

ARTICLE 13 Each Technical Commission shall elect one or more Reporting Delegates who, with the President, the Vice President and the Secretary, shall constitute the officers of the Commission.


The Committee on Resolutions shall be composed of the heads of delegations. Its officers shall be the same as those of the Conference, with the addition of a Reporting Delegate elected at its first session.


The Committee on Resolutions shall examine and coordinate the projects of resolutions approved by the Technical Commissions before submitting them to the plenary assembly. The Committee on Resolutions shall also determine the procedure to be followed on special votes.


The Committee on Resolutions shall designate three of its members to constitute the Committee on Style of the Conference, which shall review the draft resolutions before submitting them to the plenary assembly, and if necessary shall correct the form, without modifying the sense, of the texts already approved by them.

ARTICLE 17 The Secretary General shall name the Secretaries of the Technical Commissions and of the Committee on Style.


The technical studies and the resolutions must be typewritten and accompanied by a résumé in Spanish of not more than five hundred words.

ARTICLE 19 The minutes of the plenary sessions shall be printed in extenso. Those of each Commission shall be prepared by its respective Secretary and shall contain a résumé of the discussions and the complete text of the conclusions reached by the Commission. All the minutes shall be written in Spanish. No minutes shall be kept of the subcommittees or of other committees that may be created.

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