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July-August 1994

The FAO Review

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

"Man may work from sun to sun,
but woman's work is never done"

- Anonymous folk saying


Photo by Sheila Nardulli


Moped to Mercedes: Vietnam is changing from a poor, overlooked pariah nation to the darling of lenders and aid agencies. But does it now risk drowning in its new-found dollars?


Looking at labor: Low-input, sustainable farming systems seem to imply a lot more work to replace expensive machinery and inputs. How much is too much, and how should the labor be apportioned?


Together with Tekei: Japan's consumers are willing to pay more for less-than-perfect produce, whose insect holes prove vegetables have been grown organically. Home-makers are partners with farmers.


Against the GATT: Hyped as a needed stimulus to expanded world trade, the GATT has also sowed seeds of discord, prompting economist/critics to propose an alternative: The new protectionism.

Chief Editor: Thomas Pawlick
Associate Editor: Kate Dunn
Art Editor: Christian Besemer
Copy Editors: Dominique Hoeltgen, Medhat Makar, Enrique Yeves
Editorial Assistant: Laure Calderan
DTP Assistant: Emelyn Alazard
Managerial Assistant: Isabella Moretti

Editorial Policy Board: P.J. Mahler (Chairman), M. de Francisco, B. Huddleston, K. Killingsworth, J.P. Lanly, R. Lydiker, T. Pawlick (ex officio), M. Randriamamonjy, R.L, Welcomme, M.S. Zehni, M. Zjalic

Collaborating on this issue: Della Kennedy, Lorenza Manzi and Michelle Snow

Published bi-monthly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ISSN 0009-0379. The opinions expressed by the contributing authors are not necessary those of FAO or Ceres. The designations employed and the presentation do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Individual articles and photographs not copyrighted may be reprinted provided the credit line reads: "Reprinted from Ceres, the FAO Review", and two voucher copies are sent to the Editor. Unsolicited manuscripts and art work not accompanied by return postage will not be returned.

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Cover design by Arte Minka - A. Poma, J. Lindo, E. Mantari