INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTUREIn order to obtain and disseminate information on
agricultural conditions and the trade in farm products David Lubin, an American citizen, proposed the establishment of a permanent international organization. For
several years he endeavored to enlist European support
for his proposal, but it was not until 1905 that he received any material encouragement. Early in that year
he had an interview with Victor Emanuel III, King of Italy, who gave the project his support.As a result of the interest of the King, the Italian government called an international conference for May 28,
1905 to consider the establishment of an international organization. The result of this conference was a convention signed on June 7, 1905, creating the International
Institute of Agriculture at Rome. The convention was
ratified by the Senate on June 27, 1906, and proclaimed
on January 29, 1908 ( 35 Stat. L. 1918).The purposes of the Institute, as stated in the convention, are to:
|a. ||Collect, study, and publish as promptly as possible statistical,
technical, or economic information concerning farming, both
vegetable and animal products, the commerce in agricultural
products, and the prices prevailing in the various markets;|
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Book title: International Organizations in Which the United States Participates.
Contributors: Laurence F. Schmeckebier - Author.
Publisher: Brookings Institution.
Place of publication: Washington, DC.
Publication year: 1935.
Page number: 174.
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