First published in 1965, this reissue is a report on the Second Rehovoth Conference of August 1963, convened by the then Deputy Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Abba Eban, in order to enable the scientists and political leaders of developing countries to establish meaningful communication on the overall topic of comprehensive planning of agriculture in developing countries. Conference discussions centred on the three main topics of; agricultural planning and rural development; the human factor in agricultural development; and agricultural research, extension, and education.
Part I: Agricultural Planning and Rural Development 1. Agricultural Versus Other Activities on the National Level 2. Methods and Techniques of National Agricultural Planning 3. Macro-planning, Micro-planning and Comprehensive Regional Planning 4. Institutional Planning as a Means for Comprehensive Regional Development 5. Agriculture and Industry in Rural Development 6. The Region as a Basis for Comprehensive Rural Development 7. The Role of Government in Rural Development 8. Investments in Credit and Agricultural Development Part II: The Human Factor in Agricultural Development 10. Social and Political Structures Influencing Agricultural Development 11. The Interrelationship Between Rural Development and Other Sections of Society Part III: Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education 12. General Problems of the Three Services and a Definition of their Aims 13. Research 14. Extension 15. Education 16. Co-Ordination of the Three Services.