• Short Summary

    PLANS TO GROW MORE RICE TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE WORLD'S GROWING POPULATION ARE BEING DISCUSSED BY 120 EXPERTS FROM 40 COUNTRIES AT A FOUR-DAY CONFERENCE WHICH OPENED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) NEAR COVENTRY, IN THE ENGLISH MIDLANDS.

  • Description

    PLANS TO GROW MORE RICE TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE WORLD'S GROWING POPULATION ARE BEING DISCUSSED BY 120 EXPERTS FROM 40 COUNTRIES AT A FOUR-DAY CONFERENCE WHICH OPENED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) NEAR COVENTRY, IN THE ENGLISH MIDLANDS. IT'S BEING HELD AT THE MASSEY FERGUSON SCHOOL OF FARM MECHANISM AT STONELEIGH AS A CONTRIBUTION TO THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION'S "INTERNATIONAL RICE YEAR".

    IN ADDITION TO PAPERS BEING PRESENTED BY INTERNATIONAL RICE EXPERTS, DEMONSTRATIONS INVOLVING THE USE OF MODERN MACHINERY ARE BEING HELD ON SPECIALLY PREPARED LAND AT THE STONELEIGH SCHOOL. THE DELEGATES ARE SEEKING WAYS OF USING GREATER MECHANISATION TO INCREASE RICE PRODUCTION IN LESS DEVELOPED AREAS. ON FRIDAY, MOST OF THEM WILL GO TO ITALY TO STUDY EXPERIMENTS IN THE PO VALLEY ON PRODUCING RICE IN EUROPEAN CLIMATIC CONDITIONS.

    THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION, MR. LEKKI ABBAS, OF THE SUDAN, TOLD THE CONFERENCE YESTERDAY THAT DESPITE THE REAL PROGRESS MADE IN RICE CULTIVATION SINCE 1950 IN EASTERN AND OTHER DEVELOPING REGIONS, THE RATE OF GROWTH HAD BEEN SLOWING DOWN IN AN ALARMING FASHION.

    MR. ABBAS SAID: "ANYONE WHO LIVES OR WORKS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES I SWELL AWARE THAT A LARGE PART OF THE WORLD POPULATION LIVES ON A FEW HANDFULS OF RICE A DAY AND GOES PITIFULLY SHORT OF OTHER ESSENTIAL FOODS. IN A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES THE SITUATION IS DETERIORATING, AND IF THE PRESENT TREND IN RICE PRODUCTION CONTINUES, THE POSITION WILL GET EVEN WORSE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA80W44QY3GHAOK1Y7E5X6VQFVE
    Media URN:
    VLVA80W44QY3GHAOK1Y7E5X6VQFVE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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