• Short Summary

    President Ngarta Tombalbaye of the Republic of Chad called on his people to embark on an "agricultural operation" at his first press conference for local and foreign newsmen on Saturday (26 October).

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    CU President Tombalbaye speaking
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    2.
    MCU Officials listening
    0.11

    3.
    CU Tombalbaye speaking
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    4.
    CU Newsmen
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    5.
    CU Tombalbaye speaking
    0.26

    6.
    MV Officials listening
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    7.
    CU Newsmen asking questions
    0.34

    8.
    CU Radio cassette recorder
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    9.
    CU Tombalbaye speaking
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    10.
    CU Newsmen taking notes
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    11.
    MV PAN Newsmen at conference
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    Background: President Ngarta Tombalbaye of the Republic of Chad called on his people to embark on an "agricultural operation" at his first press conference for local and foreign newsmen on Saturday (26 October).

    President Tombalbaye said Chadians must not make the mistake of other countries by neglecting agriculture because of the discovery of oil
    He stressed that although drilling for oil might be more lucrative than growing food, the people must bear in mind that they could not eat or drink oil -- they would always need food ant it would be expensive to import it.

    The "green belt operation", started by his National Movement for Cultural and Social Revolution, has ben successful. The Executive Council of the Movement plans to increase agricultural production still further.

    The President pointed to the production of cotton, which netted more that 750,000 tons this year -- despite predictions of a bad harvest.

    He said the country now had all it needed, such as seedlings and fertilisers, to start cultivating again when the rainy season started in two months' time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAI569SCG2D6Y86KAAAKMXR47H
    Media URN:
    VLVAAI569SCG2D6Y86KAAAKMXR47H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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