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    MR NUNOO, THE MEMBERS OF GHANA'S NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR AGRICULTURE, HAS BEEN ON A FACT-FINDING TOUR OF FARMS IN THE COUNTRY'S WESTERN REGION.

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    NUNOO INSPECTING FARM WORK; WOMEN WORKERS; RUBBER PLANTATION; OIL MILL; TAKORADI HARBOUR WITH LOGS BEING LOADED ON TRUCK.




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    Background: MR NUNOO, THE MEMBERS OF GHANA'S NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR AGRICULTURE, HAS BEEN ON A FACT-FINDING TOUR OF FARMS IN THE COUNTRY'S WESTERN REGION.

    HE WAS CONDUCTED ROUND THE VARIOUS FARMS BY MR H.O. WILSON, THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF STATE FARMS.

    AT PRESTEA MR NUNOO, WHO IS ALSO COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, SAW A LARGE OIL PLANTATION WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED TEN YEARS AGO. THEN HE INSPECTED A FARM WHERE MOST OF THE LABOUR IS PROVIDED BY WOMEN WHO TEND SEEDLINGS WHICH ARE BEING PREPARED FOR WIDE-SCALE PLANTATION.

    THE PLANTED ACREAGE OF THE PRESTEA FARM -- ABOUT 6,087 ACRES (2,500 HECTARES) -- HAS DOUBLED SINCE THE FARM WAS ESTABLISHED. IT PRODUCES ABOUT 3,449 TONS OF PALM FRUIT ANNUALLY. A NEW OIL MILL IS BEING BUILT ON THE FARM AT A COST OF ONE MILLION NEW CEDIS (GBP500,000). WHEN COMPLETED IT WILL PRODUCE ABOUT 25 TONS OF OIL A DAY.

    ON THE DISCOVE RUBBER PLANTATION MR NUNOO SAW THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF RUBBER PLANTED 10 YEARS AGO. THERE THE METHOD OF RUBBER TAPPING WAS EXPLAINED TO HIM.

    DURING HIS TOUR THE COMMISSIONER ALSO VISITED THE ABURA RUBBER PROJECT. THE PROJECT IS MADE UP OF FOUR DIVISIONS AND COVERS 20,000 ACRES. (8,000 HECTARES).

    MR NUNOO ALSO INSPECTED VEGETABLE OIL MILLS AT ESSIAMA. AT THE FACTORY'S LABORATORY HE SAW THE VARIOUS PROCESSING STAGES OF COPRA OIL PRODUCTION. EARLIER HE HAD VISITED TAKORADI HARBOUR WHERE HE SAW TIMBER BEING EXPORTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD0WRUVLR46WS5QHZZ5IS81CGW
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0WRUVLR46WS5QHZZ5IS81CGW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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