• Short Summary

    THE COMMONWEALTH AGRICULTURAL BUREAU CONFERENCE - THE FIRST IN FIVE YEARS - OPENED IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    THE COMMONWEALTH AGRICULTURAL BUREAU CONFERENCE - THE FIRST IN FIVE YEARS - OPENED IN LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY). IT IS BEING ATTENDED BY SEVENTY-FIVE DELEGATES AND OBSERVERS FROM THE TWENTY-TWO MEMBER COUNTRIES, THE UNITED STATES, WEST GERMANY AND THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION.

    THE BUREAU, RE-NAMED IN 1948, WAS FOUNDED IN 1929 TO PROVIDE THE LATEST TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON AGRICULTURE TO THE THEN MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE. TODAY, IT STILL PROVIDES THE SAME SERVICE BUT HAS, OVER THE YEARS, ENLARGED ITS FIELD OF OPERATIONS TO EMBRACE RESEARCH INTO PEST AND FUNGUS CONTROL.

    CONFERENCES BY THE MEMBER STATES ARE HELD EVERY FIVE YEARS AND THE AIM IS TO DISCUSS WAYS AND MEANS OF IMPROVING THE EXCHANGES OF INFORMATION AND ALLOCATION OF THE BUDGET. THE BUREAU IS MAINTAINED BY CONTRIBUTING FROM THE MEMBER STATES AND ARE GRADUATED ACCORDINGLY.

    MR. ARTHUR BOTTOMLEY, THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS, OFFICIALLY DECLARED THE CONFERENCE OPEN. IN HIS ADDRESS HE PAID A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF THE BUREAU AND THE WAY IN WHICH THE MEMBER STATES SHARED THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BUREAU.

    THE CONFERENCE, BEING HELD IN CHURCH HOUSE, WESTMINSTER, WILL CONTINUE UNTIL JULY 30.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA97ZSRM7FJMCEQ7RPXRTPJB3XF
    Media URN:
    VLVA97ZSRM7FJMCEQ7RPXRTPJB3XF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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