• Short Summary

    THE FIRST RICE CROP EVER PRODUCED IN CONG-KINSHASA HAS BEEN HARVESTED AT MAWUNZI IN THE COUNTRY'S CENTRAL REGION.

  • Description

    THE FIRST RICE CROP EVER PRODUCED IN CONG-KINSHASA HAS BEEN HARVESTED AT MAWUNZI IN THE COUNTRY'S CENTRAL REGION. IT WAS GROWN WITH HELP FROM AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS FROM TAIWAN.

    THE GOVERNOR OF THE CENTRAL REGION, M. LUAKABWANGA, WAS IN MAWUNZI FOR THE HARVEST, AND HE EMPHASISED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRODUCTION OF A NEW CROP IN A COUNTRY WHERE 80 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION WORKS IN AGRICULTURE.

    THE GOVERNOR HAD HIGH PRAISE FOR THE CONGOLESE FARMERS WHO CREW THE RICE, AND FOR THE EXPERTS FROM TAIWAN WHO GUIDED THEIR EFFORTS. HE ALSO TOURED AN EXHIBITION OF AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS USED IN GROWING THE RICE, AND SAID THEY DEMONSTRATED WHAT COULD BE DONE WITHOUT HAVING TO USE EXPENSIVE MODERN MACHINERY.

    M. LUAKABWANGA SAID THE HARVEST EQUALLED THE BEST PRODUCED IN ASIA, AND ADDED THE SCHEME WAS BEING EXTENDED NATIONALLY THROUGHOUT CONGO-KINSHASA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CVRTCROHHMX6GL376WGBZWHF
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CVRTCROHHMX6GL376WGBZWHF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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