14 career scientists write of crop experimentation, propagation, and possibilities for staple production. 16 articles that cover tropical fruit, maize, livestock, palm oil and waxes, rubber, cinchona, drugs, biological control of insect pests, forest resources, silks, bamboos, paper, flowers, cane sugar, etc. written by Honduran, United States, Brazilian, Dutch experts, from governmental, commercial and educational fields. Significant starters for western hemisphere agriculture, these accounts give an importance to the development of future crops, previously imported from the East or ignored through ignorance. Interesting material, of specific use to scientific and agricultural schools and groups.