• Short Summary

    SIXTY DELEGATES FROM AFRICAN COUNTRIES ASSEMBLED IN ACCRA, MARCH 19, TO FOUND THE ALL-AFRICAN FARMER'S UNION - A COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS FORMED TO PROMOTE UNITY AMONG FARMERS OF THE CONTINENT.

  • Description

    SIXTY DELEGATES FROM AFRICAN COUNTRIES ASSEMBLED IN ACCRA, MARCH 19, TO FOUND THE ALL-AFRICAN FARMER'S UNION - A COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS FORMED TO PROMOTE UNITY AMONG FARMERS OF THE CONTINENT.

    OPENING THE TEN-DAY CONFERENCE, PRESIDENT NKRUMAH OF GHANA, SAID THERE MUST BE A NEW AFRICAN FARMER WHO UNDERSTOOD THE NEEDS OF THE CONTINENT AND LOOKED BEYOND THE LIMITS OF HIS OWN REQUIREMENTS. THE FARMER, HE SAID, MUST BE IMBUED WITH A KEEN SENSE OF PAN-AFRICAN NATIONALISM AND DETERMINATION TO BANISH HUNGER NOT ONLY FROM HIS OWN TERRITORY OR STATE BUT FROM THE WHOLE OF AFRICA.

    MR. MARTIN APPIAH DANQUAH OF GHANA WAS ELECTED SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNION, WITH FULL EXECUTIVE POWERS TO CONTROL THE SECRETARIAT. THE CONFERENCE SELECTED ACCRA TO BE ITS PERMANENT HEADQUARTERS WITH REGULAR MEETINGS IN DIFFERENT AFRICAN CITIES. CAIRO WILL BE THE SETTING FOR THE NEXT SET OF TALKS.

    APART FROM THE HOST STATE, GHANA, THE COUNTRIES REPRESENTED INCLUDED: THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, WESTERN NIGERIA, KENYA, SOUTH-WEST AFRICA, DAHOMEY, TANGANYIKA, MALI, MOROCCO,TUNISIA, ALGERIA, UGANDA, CAMEROON, NIGER AND SOMALIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2EF3RRBER6UYX3Q3OJIWF7X9L
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EF3RRBER6UYX3Q3OJIWF7X9L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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