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    A CONFERENCE ON THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENTS ATTENDED BY NEARLY ALL THE FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES OF AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA DESERT OPENED IN COTONOU, DAHOMEY, LAST TUESDAY.

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    DELEGATES IN CONFERENCE; M. ISLAKOU KOUTTON, DAHOMEY MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT, OPENING THE CONFERENCE; DELEGATES; M. GEORGE MEANY SPEAKING.




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    Background: A CONFERENCE ON THE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENTS ATTENDED BY NEARLY ALL THE FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES OF AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA DESERT OPENED IN COTONOU, DAHOMEY, LAST TUESDAY. THE CONFERENCE IS ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE DAHOMEY GOVERNMENT AND THE AFRO-AMERICAN LABOUR CENTRE (CAAT).

    DELEGATES REPRESENTED CAMEROUN, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, IVORY COAST, DAHOMEY, MADAGASCAR, MALI, MAURITANIA, NIGER, SENEGAL, AND TOGO. MR. IRVING BROWN, THE PRESIDENT-GENERAL OF CAAT WAS REPRESENTED BY MR. GEORGE MEANY, A DIRECTOR.

    THE AFRO-AMERICAN LABOUR CENTRE -- OR AFRO-AMERICAN DU TRAVAIL (CAAT) IN ITS FRENCH NAME -- WAS FOUNDED IN 1965 TO ASSIST AFRICAN TRADE UNIONS. AT PRESENT IT HAS 26 PROJECTS IN OPERATION IN 14 AFRICAN COUNTRIES, IN AN EFFORT TO PRODUCE SKILLED LABOUR INCLUDING TEACHERS, NURSES AND DOCTORS.

    IN HIS SPEECH OPENING THE CONFERENCE, M. KOUTTON SPOKE OF THE INTEREST SHOWN IN THE CONFERENCE BY MANY COUNTRIES -- SHOWING THE GENERAL INTEREST IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT. HOWEVER, THERE WERE MANY OBSTACLES, SUCH AS LACK OF SKILLED WORKERS AND MARKETING ORGANISATION, AND INSUFFICIENT PRODUCTION.

    M. MEANY READ A MESSAGE FROM MR. BROWN AND SPOKE OF CAAT WORK IN AFRICA, EXPRESSING HIS BELIEF THAT ONLY CO-OPERATIVES COULD BE THE SOLUTION OF AFRICA'S MAIN PROBLEMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA20M9BNMAJ3SLM7S73R3OYS9PW
    Media URN:
    VLVA20M9BNMAJ3SLM7S73R3OYS9PW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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