• Short Summary

    RHODESIA'S MOST IMPORTANT EXPORT TO BRITAIN -- NOW THREATENED BY PROPOSED BRITISH SANCTIONS -- IS THAT OF TOBACCO.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN TOBACCO PLANTATION.
    0.07

    2.
    CU TOBACCO GROWING.
    0.11

    3.
    CU TOBACCO IN FIELD.
    0.15

    4.
    GV FARM BUILDING.
    0.20

    5.
    CU FARMER SPEAKS (SOF).
    0.45


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQUENCE 5): FARMER SPEAKING "WELL, TIMES WOULD BE HARD IF WE WEREN'T ABLE TO SELL IT. BUT I SHOULD IMAGINE WE'D BE ABLE TO CARRY ON WITH SIDE CROPS -- GREEN MAIZE, A LITTLE BIT OF DAIRY, POULTRY. WE'VE STARTED A VINYARD, SO I DO THINK WE COULD SCRAPE ALONG AND MAKE A LIVING."




    Initials RM/V/JH/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: RHODESIA'S MOST IMPORTANT EXPORT TO BRITAIN -- NOW THREATENED BY PROPOSED BRITISH SANCTIONS -- IS THAT OF TOBACCO. BRITAIN THIS YEAR IMPORTED 112,000,000 POUNDS OF RHODESIAN TOBACCO, AND AS WELL AS SUCH SALES RHODESIA STANDS TO LOSE REFERENCES ON TOBACCO SALES TO OTHER COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES.

    THE PREFERENCES THAT RHODESIA ARE EXPECTED TO LOSE ARE WORTH ONE-SHILLING-AND-SIX-PENCE A POUND -- WHICH IS A LOT CONSIDERING THE AVERAGE PRICE OF TWO-SHILLINGS-AND-NINE PENCE A POUND LAST SEASON. BUT RHODESIAN TOBACCO IS CHEAP ENOUGH TO BE COMPETITIVE ON WORLD MARKETS.

    RHODESIA'S LAST TOBACCO SEASON WAS A BUMPER ONE, PRODUCING 252,000,000 POUNDS WORTH GBP34,000,000. MANY FARMERS WILL NOW HAVE TO TURN TO OTHER CROPS AS WELL, LIKE THE FARMER WHO WAS ASKED RECENTLY: "IF YOU CAN'T SELL YOUR TOBACCO, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN?" HE REPLIED....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB2ZY9MTQ8YD4N8JAGP2V2B65L
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2ZY9MTQ8YD4N8JAGP2V2B65L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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