• Short Summary

    When the Ivory Coast became independent in 1960 much of its agricultural production came from small, individual farms.

  • Description

    When the Ivory Coast became independent in 1960 much of its agricultural production came from small, individual farms. These were gradually turned into farming companies, and the subsequent increase in efficiency was dramatic.

    The pineapple crop increased from 20,000 metric tons in 1960 to 130,000 metric tons in 1972.

    This has made the Ivory Coast the leading African producer of pineapples. The pineapple has become considerably important to the country's economy, overtaking the banana in exports. It is catching up on coffee, cocoa and timber.

    Out of every 20 pineapples grown in the Ivory Coast only one is eaten in the country. Three are exported as they are, while 16 are canned for export.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5OOHCNWY7P9ZYS86IX2Z1YHTW
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OOHCNWY7P9ZYS86IX2Z1YHTW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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