• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHE SOGLO OF DAHOMEY AND MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET HAVE BEEN TOILING IN THE FIELDS TO SET THE PACE IN THE COUNTRY'S AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT DRIVE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHE SOGLO OF DAHOMEY AND MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET HAVE BEEN TOILING IN THE FIELDS TO SET THE PACE IN THE COUNTRY'S AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT DRIVE.

    THE GOVERNMENT MEMBERS WORKED ALONGSIDE PEASANTS IN THE HEAT IN THE SECOND STAGE OF A CAMPAIGN, BEGUN LAST MAY, TO ILLUSTRATE THE NOBILITY OF AGRICULTURE. THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY IS CHIEFLY DEPENDENT ON FARMING.

    THE PRESIDENT TRAVELLED TO THE INTERIOR OF THE COUNTRY BY MILITARY LORRY FOR HIS PART IN THE CAMPAIGN. OTHER MINISTERS WENT TO THE SOUTH AND THE SOUTH-WEST. MR. MOISE MENSAH, MINISTER FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT, ACCOMPANIED THE PRESIDENT.

    SYNOPSIS:
    A VILLAGE IN CENTRAL DAHOMEY A COUNTRY WHICH IS STEPPING UP ITS DRIVE TO PRODUCE MORE FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS.

    RECENTLY PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHE SOGLO AND MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET TRAVELLED TO PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO WORK WITH PEASANTS IN THE FIELDS. THEY WERE TAKING PART IN THE SECOND STAGE OF A CAMPAIGN TO ILLUSTRATE THE NOBILITY OF AGRICULTURE.

    PRESIDENT SOGLO AT WORK DIGGING HOLES FOR THE SEEDS.

    AS THESE WORKERS SWEATED IN THE HEAT, OTHER CABINET MEMBERS DID SIMILAR WORK IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. THE ECONOMY OF DAHOMEY IS DEPENDENT ON AGRICULTURE. THE DRIVE TO BOOST FARMING STARTED LAST MAY.

    THE PRESIDENT TRAVELLED TO THE INTERIOR BY MILITARY LORRY TO TAKE PART IN THE CAMPAIGN. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY MR. MOISE MENSAH, MINISTER FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y8E8E7G7S5RTY09Q8WD0NHUG
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y8E8E7G7S5RTY09Q8WD0NHUG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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