• Short Summary

    THE COPPERBELT AGRICULTURE SHOW - ONE OF THE LEADING EVENTS IN THE ZAMBIAN CALENDAR - ATTRACTED MORE THAN 8,000 PEOPLE ON ITS OPENING DAY (JUNE 1).

  • Description

    THE COPPERBELT AGRICULTURE SHOW - ONE OF THE LEADING EVENTS IN THE ZAMBIAN CALENDAR - ATTRACTED MORE THAN 8,000 PEOPLE ON ITS OPENING DAY (JUNE 1).

    IT WAS OPENED AT THE SHOWGROUND AT KITWE BY THE ACTING MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, DR. D.K. KONOSO. HE PRAISED THE SHOW SOCIETY FOR REPLANNING THE SHOW TO EMPHASISE THE NATION'S AGRICULTURAL ASPECTS.

    DR. KONOSO SAID THAT THE CHANGE MET PRESIDENT KAUNDA'S WISH THAT THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE GIVE IMPORTANCE TO CO-OPERATIVE FARMING AND EXPECTED A GOOD RESPONSE FROM CO-OPERATIVE FARMERS IN FUTURE.

    THE COPPERBELT AGRICULTURAL SHOW BEGAN IN 1956 AS A "SHOW WITHIN A SHOW". THE COPPERBELT HAD AN EXHIBITION IN THE LUSAKA SHOW AND THAT GAVE THEM IDEA OF ORGANISING THEIR OWN, LARGER AND MORE COMPREHENSIVE SHOW. IT NOW HAS A PERMANENT HOME OF 36 ACRES OF LAND BESIDE THE POLO CLUB JUST OFF THE KITWE-NDOLA ROAD.

    EMPHASIS HAD BEEN ON PRODUCING A SHOP WINDOW FOR THE COPPERBELT OF WHAT ZAMBIA CAN PRODUCE RATHER THAN WHAT COMES FROM OUTSIDE.

    DR. KONOSO SAID AT THE OPENING THAT IT WAS UP TO PEOPLE IN THE RURAL AREAS TO CONCENTRATE THEMSELVES INTO LARGER COMMUNITIES AND TO CONCENTRATE AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES INTO CO-OPERATIVE BLOCKS. "THIS," HE SAID "MEANS GROUPING THEMSELVES IN LARGER VILLAGES AND GROUPING THEIR GARDENS SO THAT UNBROKEN ACREAGES REPLACE THE SCATTERED HOMESTEAD GARDENS WHICH ARE UNECONOMIC TO SERVE SEPARATELY."
    THERE HAD BEEN A GOOD RESPONSE TO APPEALS FOR HORTICULTURAL PRODUCE AND POULTRY, THE MINISTER SAID, UNDER THE RURAL POULTRY DEVELOPMENT SCHEME. THE WESTERN PROVINCE WOULD PROVIDE ABOUT FIVE MILLION EGGS THIS YEAR.

    BUT ZAMBIA STILL FACED THE PROBLEM OF CATTLE FARMING TO MEET INTERNAL BEEF REQUIREMENTS. DR. KONOSO SAID THAT THE INABILITY TO MEET REQUIREMENTS WAS PARTLY DUE TO A RELUCTANCE BY SOME PEOPLE TO SELL A SMALL PART OF THEIR HERDS BECAUSE CATTLE WERE REGARDED AS "A STATUES SYMBOL AND BANK".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB4AERJNMT5AZXHJ76HC4EJ550
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4AERJNMT5AZXHJ76HC4EJ550
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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