International Agricultural Congress in Budapest


    THE International Congress of Agriculture is meeting this year in Budapest on June 13-20. The Congress is held every two years in a different European capital and is attended by delegates from some thirty countries who represent every side of agricultural life. The work of the Congress is divided into eight sections. The first deals with economics and agrarian policy, world prices, the organisation of markets and the economic consequences of mechanisation. Two other sections, those on cooperation and agricultural industries, occupy parts of the same field, and the section dealing with viticulture will this year be economic rather than technical. Two sections treat respectively of animal and vegetable production from the scientific side. Modern horse-breeding, the influence of pasture on the quality of milk, contagious abortion, the production of forage crops under semi-desert conditions, plant selection, the classification of wheats and the improvement of alkaline soils are the principal subjects for discussion at Budapest. The remaining sections are to some extent social in scope, dealing with agricultural instruction and the position of women in rural communities. The Congress will be accompanied by social functions and followed by excursions, which will enable delegates to see something of educational and scientific work in connexion with Hungarian agriculture, as well as of Hungarian farming and peasant life. It is expected that a party of British delegates, connected either with agricultural science or with bodies such as the National Federation of Women's Institutes, will take part. Further information can be obtained from the secretary of the British Corresponding Committee, International Congress of Agriculture, 10 Doughty Street, London, W.C.1.

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