• Short Summary

    ABOUT TWELVE MILES (20 KMS) FROM ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, THE GOVERNMENT IS BREEDING HENS.

  • Description

    ABOUT TWELVE MILES (20 KMS) FROM ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, THE GOVERNMENT IS BREEDING HENS. THOUSANDS OF THEM. THE BINGERVILLE POULTRY CENTRE IS ONE OF SEVERAL GOVERNMENT PROJECTS DESIGNED TO EXPAND THE ECONOMY OF THE IVORY COAST.

    THE GOVERNMENT POULTRY CENTRE HAS BEEN FOUNDED WITH SEVERAL OBJECTIVES. FIRSTLY, IT SEEKS TO PRODUCE AND SELL HIGH QUALITY DAY-OLD CHICKS, BRED FROM IMPORTED PARENT STOCK AND WELL-ADAPTED TO THE CLIMATE. BUT IT HAS SEVERAL VERY IMPORTANT SIDE FUNCTIONS - NOTABLY THE TRAINING OF WORKERS AND STUDENTS IN POULTRY PRODUCTION.

    ONE SCHEME INVOLVES THE SETTING UP OF SCHOOL POULTRY UNITS WHICH WILL DEMONSTRATE TO SCHOOL CHILDREN THE MODERN METHODS OF POULTRY PRODUCTION - AS WELL AS PROVIDING THEM WITH EGGS TO EAT. IT WILL ALSO TRAIN EXTENSION WORKERS, WHO WILL IN THEIR TURN ADVISE VILLAGERS AND SMALL-TIME FARMERS ON GOOD HUSBANDRY TECHNIQUES.

    LOCAL PRODUCTION ON ALL LEVELS WILL EVENTUALLY BE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE POULTRY CENTRE, THROUGH THE FORMATION OF SECONDARY POULTRY CENTRES, WHICH WILL PROVIDE FOODSTUFFS AND AN ADVISORY SERVICE FOR LOCAL BREEDER.

    TYPICAL OF THE CENTRE'S TURN-OVER ARE THE 1966 PRODUCTION FIGURES. 109,000 DAY-OLD CHICKS WERE SOLD - BUT 175,632 DAY OLD CHICKS WERE IMPORTED. IT IS THIS PRESENT DEPENDENCE UPON IMPORTED CHICKS THAT THE CENTRE SEEKS TO REDRESS - EXPORTS OF CHICKS TO NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES STARTED THIS YEAR AND THESE ARE EXPECTED TO RISE.

    THE EQUIPMENT IS OF THE BEST. A 300 TON WELDED STEEL SILO FROM STORAGE OF MAZE HAS JUST BEEN ERECTED AT THE CENTRE. AND IT IS WELL SUPPLIED WITH VEHICLES, MILLING AND MIXING MACHINERY, HATCHERS AND INCUBATORS. THE POULTRY CENTRE HAS RECEIVED ASSISTANCE FROM UNICEF IN SEVERAL OF ITS PROJECTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7K2LGCBWXFEZ3CA6HYY077CD7
    Media URN:
    VLVA7K2LGCBWXFEZ3CA6HYY077CD7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1967
    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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