• Creator
  • U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency. Agency for International Development. 10/1/1979-4/1/1999
  • Created Date
  • 1948-01-01/1955-12-31
  • Description
  • Africa. French West Africa. Currently the most important efforts of the Office du Niger are directed toward the increased production of rice, but cotton is the secondary crop and a modern cotton gin is established in the village of Niono. Here the cotton is brought from the fields by natives in their traditional head-carrying way, then is de-seeded and compressed into 400-pound bales for export to other parts of Africa and to France. Cotton gr... more
    Africa. French West Africa. Currently the most important efforts of the Office du Niger are directed toward the increased production of rice, but cotton is the secondary crop and a modern cotton gin is established in the village of Niono. Here the cotton is brought from the fields by natives in their traditional head-carrying way, then is de-seeded and compressed into 400-pound bales for export to other parts of Africa and to France. Cotton grown in this area is the American "Allen B" which has been found especially suitable to the Niger soil. less
  • Format
  • Photographic Print
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted