• Short Summary

    THE GHANAIAN COMMISSIONER FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY, MR. J.O. TORTO, RECENTLY WENT ON A TOUR?

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    TORTO BEING SHOWN OVER HATCHERY; AT CATTLE FARM; WATCHING HARVESTING.




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    Background: THE GHANAIAN COMMISSIONER FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY, MR. J.O. TORTO, RECENTLY WENT ON A TOUR OF INSPECTION OF FARMING ESTABLISHMENTS NEAR WINNEBA. HE SAW THE POMADZE POULTRY HATCHERY AND BREEDING FARMS, AS WELL AS A NEARBY CATTLE AND GENERAL PRODUCE FARM.

    MR TORTO PROMISED THAT EXPERTS CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN WORK AT MINISTRY HEADQUARTERS IN ACCRA WOULD SOON BE SENT INTO THE FIELD, WHERE THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO ADVISE FARMERS AND HELP INCREASE PRODUCTION.

    THE COMMISSIONER HAS BEEN MAKING AN EXTENDED TOUR OF DEPARTMENTS AND CORPORATIONS UNDER HIS MINISTRY. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED ON HIS VISIT TO THE POMADZE CHICKEN HATCHERY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF ADMINISTRATION, BRIGADIER CRABBE, AND THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR TO GHANA, MR TSURUGAH.

    AT THE HATCHERY THE PARTY SAW A POULTRY BREEDING COLONY, WHERE ANIMAL HUSBANDRY EXPERTS HAVE BEEN AIMING TOWARDS HIGH TURNOVER IN LIMITED SPACE.

    MR. T. O. MILLS CONDUCTED THE GROUP ROUND THE CATTLE FARM. SOKOTO GUDALI AND WHITE FULANI BREEDS ARE BEING DEVELOPED AT THE FARM.

    LARGE FARMS HAVE ALSO BEEN DEVELOPED TO SUPPLY FEED FOR THE CATTLE. MR TORTO AND HIS PARTY SAW HAY BEING BALED AND FORAGE HARVESTING.

    AFTER HIS TOUR THE COMMISSIONER PROMISED GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR POULTRY FARMERS IN GHANA. HE SAID THE INVESTMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS BANKS WOULD HELP FARMERS ESTABLISH OR EXPAND THE COUNTRY'S POULTRY INDUSTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LK4ZIIR3X2VZ2VUVN5IV7XSH
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LK4ZIIR3X2VZ2VUVN5IV7XSH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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