• Short Summary

    RICE CULTIVATION EXPERTS FROM TAIWAN ARE CURRENTLY IN MALAWI TO ADVISE ON A RICE GROWING SCHEME.

  • Description

    RICE CULTIVATION EXPERTS FROM TAIWAN ARE CURRENTLY IN MALAWI TO ADVISE ON A RICE GROWING SCHEME. THE 19 EXPERTS ARRIVED IN OCTOBER AND IMMEDIATELY BEGAN PLANS FOR GROWING RICE IN A REGION NEAR ZOMBA. THE EXPERT WILL BOOST A SCHEME INITIATED TEN YEARS AGO BY A VILLAGE HEADMAN.

    THIS YEAR TEN ACRES WILL BE PUT UNDER CULTIVATION, BUT THE SCHEME, WHICH ALSO BE USED AS A TRAINING GROUND FOR MALAWI FARMERS, WILL EVENTUALLY COVER 120 ACRES. THE LAND AT NJALA, ON LAKE CHIRWA PLAIN, AND THE CLIMATE ARE BOTH IDEALLY SUITED FOR RICE GROWING.

    WORK HAS ALREADY STARTED ON THE SCHEME. LAND IS BEING LEVELLED AND FOUNDATIONS FOR VARIOUS MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS ARE BEING LAID. A LARGE PIECE OF CONCRETE WILL HAVE TO BE LAID IN ORDER TO DRY THE RICE.

    VILLAGERS ARE EMPLOYED IN THE FIELDS, BUT SOON 200 YOUNG PIONEERS WILL JOIN THE TAIWAN EXPERTS AND LEARN METHODS OF IRRIGATION AND RICE GROWING.

    THE RICE FARM ALSO HAS A LARGE VEGETABLE GARDEN WHICH WILL PROVIDE FOOD FOR WORKERS ON THE FARM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA24CGQQ6F9XAQ2L7I734GNE2RZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA24CGQQ6F9XAQ2L7I734GNE2RZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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