• Short Summary

    RICE GROWING HAS BECOME THE MOST POTENTIALLY PROFITABLE PRIMARY INDUSTRY IN CONGO-KINSHASA WITHIN THE PAST FEW YEARS.

  • Description

    RICE GROWING HAS BECOME THE MOST POTENTIALLY PROFITABLE PRIMARY INDUSTRY IN CONGO-KINSHASA WITHIN THE PAST FEW YEARS. AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS FROM TAIWAN HAVE BEEN IN CONGO-KINSHASA FOR TWO YEARS, INSTRUCTING LOCAL FARMING "COMMUNITIES" IN MODERN PLANTING TECHNIQUES.

    FORTY-EIGHT FARMING COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THE NDJILI REGION OF CONGO-KINSHASA, AND ANOTHER 80 ARE TO BE SET UP IN THE THYSVILLE REGION.

    THE TAIWAN EXPERTS SPENT MUCH TIME SELECTING THE TYPES OF RICE BEST SUITED TO CLIMATIC AND SOIL CONDITIONS IN THE CONGO, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL STAGE IS NOW PAST.

    THE FARMERS HAVE FOUND THEY RECEIVE A GOOD RETURN ON RICE PLANTING. THERE ARE THREE HARVESTINGS A YEAR, AND AVERAGE PRODUCTION IS FIVE-AND-A-HALF-TONS PER HECTARE -- A COMPETITIVE YIELD IN INTERNATIONAL TERMS.

    THE TAIWAN EXPERTS THEMSELVES HAVE SAID THAT RICE GROWS BETTER IN THE CONGO THAN EASTERN COUNTRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABHA4S4VBX7KCBCZQDDWN3T72W
    Media URN:
    VLVABHA4S4VBX7KCBCZQDDWN3T72W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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