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    Taiwan has in recent years been developing its agricultural aid programmes in African countries, especially helping them in the cultivation of rice.

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    Taiwan has in recent years been developing its agricultural aid programmes in African countries, especially helping them in the cultivation of rice.

    Today it has rice-growing mission in 23 African countries, and the largest of these is in the Ivory Coast, on President, Houphouet-Boigny's 2000-hectare private farm at Yamoussoukro.

    On Saturday (8 August) the Taiwan Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. H.K. Yang visited the farm in the town of the President's birth, to examine the progress being made with his Government's help on the 305 acres of land already devoted to rice-growing.

    Mr. Yang visits all the African countries in which his country has missions once every year, and takes an active part in advising them on the latest answers to problems rice cultivation. This was his ninth visit to the Ivory Coast.

    He made a full inspection of the situation on the President's farm, the whole of ??? intended for rice cultivation in the course of time.

    Of the 23 African countries receiving help in rice-growing from Taiwan, only Gambia is at present self-sufficient in rice production. The Taiwanese have high hopes that it will not be long before all of them reach this state.

    There are 160 Taiwanese at the 17 rice-growing missions in the Ivory coast, and most of them congregated at Yamoussoukro to meet the Minister. At an evening conference Mr. Yang received a full report from the workers in the field of the state of affairs in rice cultivation.

    Earlier during his five-day visit to the country, Mr. Yang had taken part in the Ivory Coast's Tenth Independence Anniversary Celebrations at Abidjan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARLGX8S7AYYB4D02W0SPL70JB
    Media URN:
    VLVARLGX8S7AYYB4D02W0SPL70JB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
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    N/A

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