• Short Summary

    While farming experts
    the world over clamour for greater mechanisation of agriculture, Gambian farmers
    are being trained to use oxen to improve the efficiency of their farming.

  • Description

    While farming experts
    the world over clamour for greater mechanisation of agriculture, Gambian farmers
    are being trained to use oxen to improve the efficiency of their farming.

    The agriculture department of Africa's smallest country has decided that to rush
    into the expense of buying tractors is irrational for Gambia, where the average
    farmer has a cash income of little more than twenty-five pounds a year. The
    department has decided that farmers can make their farming more efficient by
    using oxen.

    Gambia is almost entirely dependent upon agriculture and in particular the
    production of groundnuts. The land is farmed by a patchwork of small family
    holdings and traditionally all cultivation is done by hand hoes. Now the farmers
    are being educated to make greater use of oxen, which normally roam semi-wild in
    the bush, to help in the cultivation of the land.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9T9DBBP5OMI7YFHZLG3PKMK5U
    Media URN:
    VLVA9T9DBBP5OMI7YFHZLG3PKMK5U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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