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INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE
ROME: PRINTING OFFICE OF THE INSTITUTE. 1913. * *
THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE
The International Institute of Agriculture was established under the International Treaty of June 7th., 1905, which was ratified by 40 Governments. Eleven other Governments have since adhered to the Institute.
It is a Government Institution in which each Country is represented by delegates. The Institute is composed of a General Assembly and a Permanent Committee.
The Institute, confining its operations within an international sphere, shall:
(a) Collect, study, and publish as promptly as possible, statistical, technical, or economic information concerning farming, vegetable and animal products, the commerce in agricultural products, and the prices prevailing in the various markets.
(b) Communicate to parties interested, also as promptly as possible, the above information.
(c) Indicate the wages paid for farm work.
(d) Make known the new diseases of plants which may appear in any part of the world, showing the territories infected, the progress of the diseases, and, if possible, the remedies which are effective.
(e) Study questions concerning agricultural co-operation, insurance, and credit in all their aspects; collect and publish information which might be useful in the various countries for the organisation of works connected with agricultural co-operation, insurance and credit.
Submit to the approval of the Governments, if there is occasion for it, measures for the protection of the common interests of farmers and for the improvement of their condition, after having utilized all the recessary sources of information, such as the wishes expressed by international or other agricultural congresses, or by congresses of sciences applied to agriculture or agricultural societies, academies, learned bodies, etc.
OFFICIAL OF THE INSTITUTE.
President: Marquis RAFFAELE CAPPELLI, Delegate of Italy.