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    The need to strengthen "nutritional education" in Africa was stressed at food and agricultural conference which opened in Libreville, Gabon, on Thursday (September 14).

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    The need to strengthen "nutritional education" in Africa was stressed at food and agricultural conference which opened in Libreville, Gabon, on Thursday (September 14). The conference, attended by thirty African states mostly represented by their ministers of agriculture, also discussed the livestock problems of the continent. Several speakers stressed the need to protect the African population's need for protein-rich foods, such as meat.

    The conference was organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (F.A.O.), which reported on Monday (September 18) that agricultural and food production in the developing countries of Africa rose by four per cent overall in 1971. But it also warned that in many individual countries, food production did not keep pace with population increases.

    SYNOPSIS: A conference organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation opened in Libreville, Gabon, on Thursday -- attended by thirty African States, mostly represented by their ministers of Agriculture. At the conference, opened by F.A.O. Director-General Mr. M.C. Mensah, the need for 'nutritional education' was stressed. During further discussions on livestock several speakers also emphasised the need to take care of the African population's protein-rich foodstuffs, such as meat.

    Meanwhile, on Monday, the United Nations reported that agricultural and food production in the developing countries of African rose by four per cent overall in 1971. But, the report warned, in many individual countries the increases did not keep pace with population increases.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9ZZKS6AKOGQW9A99M32CT6QX
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9ZZKS6AKOGQW9A99M32CT6QX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
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