• Short Summary

    The 50th Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show, held in Lusaka, has beaten all previous records and the response from commercial and industrial exhibitors has been described by the organisers as nothing short of a miracle.

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    The 50th Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show, held in Lusaka, has beaten all previous records and the response from commercial and industrial exhibitors has been described by the organisers as nothing short of a miracle.

    SYNOPSIS: President Kenneth Kaunda, who officially opened the Show, stressed the importance of agricultural production and declared that the power of Zambia lay in the soil. He said Zambia had natural resources that could make it a real agricultural and industrial nation. The President paid tribute to farmers for what they achieved despite the problems of the 1975-76 season. He pinpointed three of the main problems as lack of rain, shortage of agricultural machinery and limited technological knowledge in animal husbandry.

    Visitors to the Show found many improvements over previous years and plenty to look at. Every available piece of display area was used and there was good support from overseas. Japan and West Germany were among the regular foreign exhibitors but it was the first time that Portugal took part in such an exhibition in any independent African state.

    There was increased participation by the Zambian Police to mark the 50th anniversary of the Show. As thousands of Zambians moved from stall to stall, the words of President Kaunda at the opening ceremony remained with them. The President announced that the government was now giving priority to agricultural production in order to produce more food for local consumption and to improve the quality of life in the nation. He stated that due to the unreliability of the country's copper industry it was necessary for Zambia to start working seriously on how to get more revenue from agriculture.

    There was no imported entertainment at the Show this year but the main arena was full of varied performances featuring local talent.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA80M9UNOFL4GHVV7Z2PJQ7B9SZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA80M9UNOFL4GHVV7Z2PJQ7B9SZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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