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Protein-Energy Requirements under Conditions Prevailing in Developing Countries: Current Knowledge and Research Needs - FOOD AND NUTRITION BULLETIN SUPPLEMENT 1, July 1979

The purpose of this report is to indicate the current stage of knowledge regarding protein and energy requirements and appropriate dietary allowances for various populations living under the conditions prevailing in developing countries and consuming local diets It breaks new ground by bringing together much hitherto unevaluated original data - including to an important degree data generated by the World Hunger Programme's own research projects. In brief, it points up the fact that present international recommendations are inadequate because they fail to take sufficiently into account the protein-energy needs for recovery and catch-up growth following frequent acute and chronic infections and differences in the digestibility and protein quality of local diets. A principal function of the report is to provide suggestions for further needed research.

WHTR-1 /UNUP-18 ISBN 92-808-0018-3 73 pages, 165 x 23.5 cm, paper-bound US$3.00

Conservation and Development in Northern Thailand: Proceedings of a Programmatic Workshop on Agro-Forestry and Highland-Lowland Interactive Systems Edited by J. D. Ives, S. Sabhasri, and P. Voraurai

The Natural Resources Programme, through its associated institution Chiang Mai University, is undertaking an integrated study of the impact on environment of both physical processes and human social and economic interactions between lowlands and mountains in Northern Thailand, seeking more effective ways to utilize resources and improve the quality of life for the residents of the area, and at the same time to provide a model that can be adapted to similar environments elsewhere around the world. This book is a compilation of papers from a workshop on this subject held in Chiang Mai in November 1978, which was attended by experts in fields as diverse as anthropology, forestry, geomorphology, and agriculture.

NRTS-3/UNUP-77 ISBN 92-808-0077-9 21.4 x 28 cm, paper-bound US$10.00 To be published in January 1980.