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    An international research institute aimed at improving the Asian diet opened in Shanhua, Taiwan, on Wednesday (October 17).

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    An international research institute aimed at improving the Asian diet opened in Shanhua, Taiwan, on Wednesday (October 17). The institute is the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre.

    Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States pay for the centre and provide the staff.

    Vegetable crops are man's richest source of vitamins, minerals and plant proteins, but in tropical and sub tropical Asia where rice is the nutritional requirements. Some people in rural areas and the poor in cities suffer vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

    The heat and humidity of the tropical summer does not suit vegetable crops, and plant diseases and insects are rife. It is these problems that the scientific experts at the institute will be tackling.

    At the opening Taiwan's Vice President C. Yen said; "Progress in agriculture raises the income and purchasing power of farm peoples and brings a better life for the masses."
    Two-hundred guests form the Taiwanese government, diplomatic crops and staff members of the Centre took part in the ceremony.

    The Centre covers 160 hectares (384 acres) and has 150 staff form the seven member countries. The building and other facilities cost $60 million (GBP24 million). There are six departments - breeding, pathology etymology, physiology, soil science and chemistry.

    When a cafeteria-dormitory building is completed next year, young scientists form Asian countries will be able to study at the Centre's training establishment.

    SYNOPSIS: The Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre, aimed at improving the Asian diet, opened in Shanhua, Taiwan on Wednesday. At the ceremony Taiwan's Vice-President Yen said progress in agriculture raises farm people's incomes and brings a better life for the masses.

    Vegetable crops are man's richest source of vitamins and minerals, but in Asia's tropical zone where rice is the staple food the low vegetable production does not meet nutritional requirements. Some of the country people and poor in the cities suffer vitamin and mineral deficiencies. To fight this, seven government have contributed to the sixty million dollar centre.

    Two-hundred guests form the Taiwanese government, diplomatic crops and staff members of the centre were at the opening. The centre covers one-hundred-and-sixty-hectares.

    The heat and humidity of the tropical summer does not suit vegetable crops and plant diseases and insects are rife. It is these problems that the institutes scientific experts must tackle.

    Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States provided the staff for the centre. There are six departments - breeding, pathology, entomology, physiology, soil science and chemistry. Yong scientists form Asian countries will soon be able to study at the centre.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5A8G5FLL696AGHOQT9FIQH917
    Media URN:
    VLVA5A8G5FLL696AGHOQT9FIQH917
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
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    N/A

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