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This collection of four titles shows International Development Research Centre projects where cooperation among local researchers, farmers and fishermen, has led to significant improvements in agriculture and fishing practices in Third World countries finding their own solutions in the battle against hunger and malnutrition. Titles include: Harnessing the Monsoons: In a pilot project in Sri Lanka's dry zone, agricultural researchers have shown how to double and even triple food crops through the development of new rice varieties and revised planting schedules that take advantage of the monsoon rains (27 min.); An End to Pounding: How researchers in Canada and Africa have produced a mechanical dehuller that can processes sorghum and other grains quickly and cheaply (14 min. 45 sec.); Fish By-catch: The equipping of Guyanan shrimp trawlers to handle both shrimp and fish and the establishment of a pilot plant in Georgetown to process this new fish by-catch (12 min. 40 sec.); and The Mysterious Milkfish: How researchers at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in the Philippines have succeeded in breeding milkfish in captivity, leading to greater productivity in the milkfish industry (26 min. 38 sec.).

1990, 82 min

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