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    British aid to the rural areas of Sierra Leone was the main topic of conversation between Britain's Minister for Overseas Development, Mr.

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    British aid to the rural areas of Sierra Leone was the main topic of conversation between Britain's Minister for Overseas Development, Mr. Richard Wood, and Sierra Leone's Minister of Development and Economic Planning, Mr. S A J Pratt.

    The meeting came during a visit to Sierra Leone on Saturday (5 October) by the British Minister, who is making a tour of several African countries.

    Mr. Pratt told the British Minister Sierra Leone was concentrating more on swamp rice farming than on upland farming. He emphasised the need farmers had for more fertilizers and irrigation equipment to produce bi-annual crops. He added that the Government had embarked on extensive rice-cultivation projects.

    After their talks at the Lodge Hill Station, Mr. Pratt gave a luncheon in honour of the visiting British Minister at the Paramount Hotel in Freetown. In a speech at the luncheon, Mr. Wood thanked his host for the welcome he had received, and sent his greetings to President Siaka Stevens.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Richard Wood, the British Minister for Overseas Development, made a brief stop-over visit to Sierra Leone on Saturday. During his visit, he had talks with Sierra Leone's Minister for Development and Economic Planning, Mr. S A J Pratt.

    During talks at the Lodge Hill Station, Mr. Pratt told the British Minister that his country's farmers were concentrating more on swamp rice farming than on upland farming. He also mentioned the farmers' need for more fertilizers and irrigation equipment to produce bi-annual crops.

    Mr. Wood was later the guest at a luncheon at Freeton's Paramount Hotel.

    In a speech at the luncheon, Mr. Wood thanked his host for the welcome he had received, and asked him to convey his greeting to Sierra Leone's President, Dr. Siaka Stevens. Mr. Wood is on a tour of several African countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74UXOBEPFKDEPF9NRAPS5AU6V
    Media URN:
    VLVA74UXOBEPFKDEPF9NRAPS5AU6V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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