to recommend that NFAs should draw to the attention of their governments the importance of the following aspects of the proposed International Development Strategy for the Third Development Decade:
- the new strategy should recognise the difference of structure and economic development of various groups of countries, and should recognise the interdependence of countries;
- the basic needs concept and accelerated economic growth in the developing countries should be pursued. The former does not replace the need for the latter. They should be considered as complementary.
- women’s organisations that have rosters of qualified women should be instrumental in the new strategy. Co-operation with women’s organisations that reach the grass roots level is indispensable.
- it is particularly important to associate women in the rural development process and strengthen their role in food production through technical assistance and adapted technologies.