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Something Old, Something New

Synopsis
The oil palm is grown as a plantation crop in West Africa, the Far East and tropical America. Examines three developments in oil palm technology which have made an important contribution to agricultural productivity in Third World countries: 1) improved transportation using buffalo carts and sledges; 2) pollination which has been improved in Malaysia following introduction of the West African weevil (genus ‘Elaeidobius’); 3) clonal techniques, developed at a Unilever research unit, which ensure the production of high-yielding plants.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Video; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 43 min. Videocassette. VHS. col. 43 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1985
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Uses
A-level students of current affairs, socio-economics; undergraduate courses in crop protection and tropical agriculture.*
Subjects
Agriculture; Biology; Development studies
Keywords
palm oil production

Credits

Director
Peter Campbell

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Film Lane Productions

Sponsor

Name

Unilever

Distributor

Name

Scottish Central Film & Video Library

Notes
See: Scottish Screen

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