• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS AND WORKERS FROM TAIWAN HAVE BEEN HELPING THE DAHOMEY GOVERNMENT WITH AGRICULTURAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT.

  • Description

    A GROUP OF AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS AND WORKERS FROM TAIWAN HAVE BEEN HELPING THE DAHOMEY GOVERNMENT WITH AGRICULTURAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT. THE 30-STRONG TAIWAN TEAM WAS RECENTLY WORKING IN THE ZANGNANADO PREFECTURE, WHERE LOCAL FARMERS HAVE BEEN LEARNING MODERN TECHNIQUES USING MODERN EQUIPMENT.

    THE TAIWAN TEAM HAS BEEN ASKED TO TRAIN THE DAHOMEY FARMERS TO YIELD THE BEST POSSIBLE REWARDS FOR THEIR LAND USING THE MAXIMUM MANUAL LABOUR. THERE ARE FEW SOPHISTICATED AGRICULTURAL MACHINES IN MOST OF THE RURAL AREAS OF THE COUNTRY, AND THE FARMERS NEED TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE MOST THEIR LAND IMMEDIATELY.

    BUT THE FARMERS ARE BEING SHOWN HOW TO USE FERTILISERS AND NEW IRRIGATION TECHNIQUES. THE HARVEST OF RICE IN THE ZANGNANADO PREFECTURE HAS IMPROVED SINCE THE TAIWAN TEAM ARRIVED.

    IN ONE SMALL AREA IN THE PREFECTURE THE VISITING EXPERTS HAVE INSTALLED NEW IRRIGATION PUMPING EQUIPMENT AND A SERIES OF IRRIGATION PIPES -- ALL AT RELATIVELY LITTLE COST.

    THE TAIWAN TEAM HAS BEEN IN DAHOMEY SINCE LATE IN 1966. THERE ARE SEVEN IRRIGATION EXPERTS AND SEVEN AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6722O8BXSYBJHFGIJ4SS82OOC
    Media URN:
    VLVA6722O8BXSYBJHFGIJ4SS82OOC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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