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    DR. SEN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS' FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANISATION (FAO), YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) VISITED?

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    DR. SEN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS' FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANISATION (FAO), YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) VISITED BRITAIN'S ANTI-LOCUST RESEARCH CENTRE IN LONDON.

    THE FAO DIRECTOR-GENERAL WATCHED SCIENTISTS AT WORK IN THE CENTRE'S LABORATORIES AND OTHER SECTIONS. THE RESEARCH CENTRE ACTS AS AN INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT IN GATHERING INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOCUST - THE FLYING INSECT WHICH ATTACKS THE FOOD CROPS OF MAN IN PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE HIS STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL IS MOST ACUTE.

    LABORATORY RESEARCH CARRIED OUT AT THE CENTRE COVERS A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS, AND MANY OF THE ASPECTS BEING INVESTIGATED SPRING DIRECTLY FROM ADVANCES IN PEST CONTROL. FOR THESE METHODS TO BE FULLY EXPLOITED, THE MASS MOVEMENT OF YOUNG LOCUSTS AND THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THEM NEED TO BE UNDERSTOOD AND FUNDAMENTAL WORK OF BEHAVIOUR HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT BY THE CENTRE'S STAFF BOTH IN THE LABORATORY AND IN THE FIELD.

    DR. SEN WAS INVITED TO BRITAIN FOR AN EIGHT-DAY STAY BY MRS BARBARA CASTLE, THE MINISTER OF OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT. THE FAO DIRECTOR-GENERAL HAS ALREADY SEEN MR. WILSON, THE PRIME MINISTER, AND TODAY HE WILL BE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE OF COMMONWEALTH AGRICULTURAL BUREAUX AT AFRICA HOUSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAK644DOW5GGK6CDCRKC47QOW9
    Media URN:
    VLVAAK644DOW5GGK6CDCRKC47QOW9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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