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    Delegations form 40 African countries attended a conference of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Freetown on Monday (8 November).

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    Delegations form 40 African countries attended a conference of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Freetown on Monday (8 November).

    SYNOPSIS: The Freetown Parliament House was the setting of the conference. Its' the ninth regional meeting FAO has convened. Delegates form The Central African Republic, Cameroun, Botswana, Gabon, Mauritius, Guinea-Bissau, the Congo, Sudan and Liberia were present for the opening session. FAO director-general, Edouard Saouma, delivered the first address. He said that developing countries were becoming bitterly disappointed at the lack of progress towards a new world economic order. Mr. Saouma said the disappointment was coupled with a resolve to achieve individual and collective self-reliance.

    Mr. Saouma outlined a new FAO programme to meet the desires of developing countries. The main points included greater investment in agricultural production and establishment of a technical co-operation scheme.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5P3K6U5K8J45DL4C4PNIULCU4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5P3K6U5K8J45DL4C4PNIULCU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
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    N/A

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