A progressive young Swazi coup1e working together on their irrigated vegetab1e p1ot. - - Rural Life. Swazi1and is a compact land-1ocked country with a popu1ation estimated at 575,500 in 1974. The nation is a member of the Food and Agricu1ture Organization (FAO). Various UN agencies have assisted in the improvement of hea1th and the eradication of disease throughout the country. The government gives advice on fami1y p1anning through materna1 and chi1d hea1th c1inics.