• Short Summary

    THE HARVEST OF ALGERIA'S VALUABLE JASMINE CROP HAS JUST STARTED.

    ALGERIA IS THE WOLD'S FOURTH LARGEST?

  • Description

    THE HARVEST OF ALGERIA'S VALUABLE JASMINE CROP HAS JUST STARTED.

    ALGERIA IS THE WOLD'S FOURTH LARGEST PRODUCER OF JASMINE, AND THIS YEAR'S CROP IS EXPECTED TO BE WORTH MORE THAN GBP700-THOUSAND STERLING.

    THE HARVEST LASTS FOUR MONTHS, AND IS DONE ENTIRELY BY HAND.

    THERE ARE TWO HUNDRED ACRES OF JASMINE UNDER CULTIVATION IN ALGERIA, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO YIELD 800 TONS OF BLOSSOM OR ABOUT SIX THOUSAND 400-MILLION BLOSSOMS.

    THE PICKING IS MAINLY DONE BY CHILDREN UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF EXPERIENCED ADULT PICKERS.

    THE JASMINE IS EXPORTED TO FRANCE, THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRODUCER OF THE PLANT, WHERE IT IS PROCESSED FOR USE IN PERFUMES. THE ALGERIAN HARVEST YIELDS ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS WEIGHT (1,800 K.G.) OF PERFUME CONCENTRATE, OR FIVE POUNDS (2.K.G.) A TON.)
    JASMINE CONCENTRATE SELLS FOR GBP175 STERLING A POUND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA62GDQNPCFU2BYQ5CGLEMKUZ2A
    Media URN:
    VLVA62GDQNPCFU2BYQ5CGLEMKUZ2A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1966
    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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