• Short Summary

    PROFESSOR K. TWUM-BARIMA, GHANA'S COMMISSIONER FOR AGRICULTURE, LAST MONDAY(7 JULY) OPENED A THREE-DAY SEMINAR ON?

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    PROFESSOR K. TWUM-BARIMA, GHANA'S COMMISSIONER FOR AGRICULTURE, LAST MONDAY(7 JULY) OPENED A THREE-DAY SEMINAR ON FORESTRY EDUCATION AND TRAINING DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA. THE SEMINAR, HELD IN ACCRA, WAS ORGANISED BY THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION (F.A.O.), AND WAS DESIGNED TO STUDY FUTURE MANPOWER NEEDS FOR FORESTRY AND FOREST INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT. THE SEMINAR ALSO DISCUSSED A NUMBER OF OTHER TOPICS INCLUDING THE PRESENT SITUATION OF FORESTRY EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN AFRICA.

    PROFESSOR TWUM-BARIMA SAID IN THE OPENING SESSION THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN KUMASI IS SERIOUSLY EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A POST-GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY AND FOREST RESEARCH. THE SCHOOL WOULD TRAIN STUDENTS PRIMARILY FOR GHANAIAN NEEDS AND CARRY OUT RESEARCH INTO ALL BRANCHES OF FORESTRY.

    HE SAID THAT ONE OF GHANA'S GREATEST NEEDS IS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PERMANENT FOREST ESTATE. HE ALSO SAID THAT, REALISING THE IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH WORK, IT WAS DIFFICULT TO FIND TRAINED PERSONNEL AND FACILITIES.

    THE ACTING F.A.O. REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFRICA, DR. M.H. KASSEM, POINTED OUT THAT THE F.A.O.'s FIELD ACTIVITIES IN THE FORESTRY AND FOREST INDUSTRIES FIELDS HAD GAINED MOMENTUM RAPIDLY IN RECENT YEARS.

    THE SEMINAR WAS ATTENDED BY SOME 40 DELEGATES FROM TEN AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND SOME OBSERVERS. THE COUNTRIES REPRESENTED WERE GHANA, UGANDA, TANZANIA, SIERRA LEONE, GABON, SUDAN, NIGERIA, MALAWI, LIBERIA AND KENYA.

    THE SEMINAR WAS PART OF THE FORESTRY INDUSTRIES DIVISION OF THE F.A.O. UNDER THE SPECIAL PROGRAMME FOR AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2PFQH7WFSYC7YG7OUNCZQ3S4K
    Media URN:
    VLVA2PFQH7WFSYC7YG7OUNCZQ3S4K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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