Problems of fighting the current drought in Senegal were outlined by President Leopold Senghor when he opened the first 1973 session of the Senegal's Economic and social Council on Monday (April 9).
GV EXTERIOR..National Assembly building (2 shots)
SV Senghor arrives and greeted
CU Guardsman PAN to Senghor walking towards Assembly
SCU Women TILT UP to Senghor speaking
CU Sehghor and SV (2 shots)
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Background: Problems of fighting the current drought in Senegal were outlined by President Leopold Senghor when he opened the first 1973 session of the Senegal's Economic and social Council on Monday (April 9).
The President declared that the water shortage had drastically effected agricultural production. The ground nuts harvest, for example, was down by nearly half on the previous year. He outlined financial concessions and aid that would be available to hard-hit farmers.
But the problems didn't prevent the President from detailing the Fourth Senegalese Development Plan which is due to start next July -- with its provisions for updating agricultural production.
SYNOPSIS: A colourful scene outside Senegal's National Assembly, Dakar, as the Economic and Social Council convened last week for its first session of the year. President Leopold Senghor arrived to give an important address dealing with the country's present economic situation and its future. For the present, much of the government's energy is devoted to fighting the serious consequences of drought on the nation's farming. But the President announced it is still intended to introduce the Fourth Development Plan in July, with provisions for modernising agriculture.