• Short Summary

    The problem of erratic demand for hard fibres was tackled at the 10th session of the intergovernmental group on hard fibres, which started in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday (9 February)
    Fibre industry representatives from 22 countries attended the five day conference.

  • Description

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    GV Kenyatta Conference Centre
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    2.
    MV Kenyan delegations taking seats (2 shots)
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    MV Chairman addressing conference
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    SV French delegates seated and others listening (2 shots)
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    MV Chairman speaking
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    MV Delegates listening (2 shots)
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    MV Chairman speaks
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    SCU Delegates from German Democratic Republic, Ghana and U.K. listening (3 shots)
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    SV Chairman takes seat and receives applause
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    SV U.S., Mozambique delegates (2 shots)
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    SV Agriculture Minister Nyagha speaking
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    SCU Japanese and other delegates listening (2 shots)
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    Background: The problem of erratic demand for hard fibres was tackled at the 10th session of the intergovernmental group on hard fibres, which started in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday (9 February)
    Fibre industry representatives from 22 countries attended the five day conference. One of the aims of the talks was to find a price formula to even out the market cycle for the fibres, like sisal.

    Kenya is the world's fifth largest producer of sisal, after Brazil, Tanzania, Mexico and Angola, and is vitally interested in the outcome of the talks.

    Kenya's Minister for Agriculture, Mr. J. J. M. Nyagah told to 101 industry representatives, observers, and government minsters that producers and buyers should aim for a guaranteed minimum price for sisal to overcome fluctuations in demand.

    Kenya is facing a drop in production of sisal at the moment because the market is depressed.

    Competition from synthetics was also expected to be a much-discussed subject at the conference.

    SYNOPSIS: Kenya, one of the world's biggest producers of sisal, and other hard fibres, is vitally interested in the outcome of this tenth session of the Intergovernmental group on hard fibres. The conference opened at the Kenyatta centre in Nairobi on Monday.

    More than a hundred producers, industry representatives and government officials attended the talks. One of the main aims is a price formula to stop fluctuations in the market for sisal.

    Kenya is facing a drop in production of hard fibre and farmers are changing to other crops because the market is depressed following a boom two years ago. Agriculture Minister, Mr. J. Nyagha asked for cooperation between producer and consumer for the introduction of a guaranteed minimum price to overcome these market fluctuations.

    The subject of increased production and competition from synthetics was also expected to be much discussed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA259N5Z92I4ZMQ7XJXS0WJAVT4
    Media URN:
    VLVA259N5Z92I4ZMQ7XJXS0WJAVT4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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