To the general public, international wheat agreements seem to have been either coming or going for nearly two decades, but to those engaged in framing them it has been a continuous and progressive process. The historical record of the various stages which follows here in quotation marks should be read in that light. It is drawn practically word for word from the account given in the I.F.A.P. Monthly Bulletin, Vol. r, No. 3, 1949. As the SecretaryGeneral of I.F.A.P., Dr. Andrew Cairns, has been so long and persistently associated with international efforts at agreement, especially as Secretary first of the Wheat Advisory Committee and later of the International Wheat Council, this account should be well authenticated.


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