THE Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom (1942), and later of France and the Netherlands (1945), united to establish a Caribbean Commission to encourage and strengthen social and economic co-operation between their various possessions and bases in the area known geographically and politically as the Caribbean. In order to survey needs, to determine what research has been done, to facilitate research on a co-operative basis, and to arrange for the prompt dissemination of the results of research, the Caribbean Research Council was set up in 1943. One of its research committees, dealing with agriculture, nutrition, fisheries and forestry, has instituted a series of crop inquiries in all territories, and the results of two such investigations have recently been published (Crop Inquiry Series No. 4, "Root Crops and Legumes", 1947, and No. 5, "Vegetables" . Caribbean Commission, 1736 Vermont Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C., or Kent House, Port of Spain, Trinidad, B.W.I. 0.50 dollar per copy).