• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT TSIRANANA OF MALAGASY AWARDED DECORATIONS TO TOP RICE GROWERS AT A CEREMONY ON FRIDAY IN AMBOHIJATOVO SQUARE, TANANARIVE, ATTENDED BY THOUSANDS OF GROWERS FROM ALL OVER THE ISLAND.

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    PRESIDENT TSIRANANA OF MALAGASY AWARDED DECORATIONS TO TOP RICE GROWERS AT A CEREMONY ON FRIDAY IN AMBOHIJATOVO SQUARE, TANANARIVE, ATTENDED BY THOUSANDS OF GROWERS FROM ALL OVER THE ISLAND. THE MALAGASY GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO IMPROVE THE ISLAND'S RICE CROP -- A PROJECT BEING ASSISTED BY EXPERTS FROM TAIWAN -- AND FRIDAY'S CEREMONY WAS PART OF THE NATIONAL RICE WEEK.

    PRESIDENT TSIRANANA TOLD THE GROWERS THAT THIS YEAR'S RICE CROP HAD BEEN PARTICULARLY SUCCESSFUL IN THE HIGH COUNTRY AROUND TANANARIVE, THE CAPITAL. HE PROMISED CONTINUED GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO DEVELOP THE ISLAND'S RICE GROWING AREAS, AND URGED THE FARMERS NOT TO HESITATE IN USING THE MODERN METHODS NOW BEING TAUGHT TO THEM.

    THE PRESIDENT THEN HANDED OUT DECORATIONS OF MERIT TO SOME OF THE GROWERS, AFTER WHICH GROWERS CEREMONIOUSLY PLACED BEFORE HIM SOME OF THEIR BEST BUNDLES OF RICE. AS IS CUSTOMARY, PRESIDENT TSIRANANA PRESENTED SOME OF THE BUNDLES TO MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND DIPLOMATIC CORPS SEATED WITH HIM ON THE DAIS.

    EARLIER THIS MONTH, MALAGASY AND TAIWAN SIGNED AN AGREEMENT ON AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATION. THIS MAINLY CONCERNS THE SENDING OF TAIWAN RICE EXPERTS TO MALAGASY. NINE TAIWAN EXPERTS ARE ALREADY WORKING IN THE TANANARIVE AREA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWSAQ6CWLACZKUVMEOILFD0IO
    Media URN:
    VLVABWSAQ6CWLACZKUVMEOILFD0IO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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