• Short Summary

    CRAFTSMEN IN THE KANDI REGION OF DAHOMEY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THEIR HANDIWORK WHEN AN EXHIBITION WAS ARRANGED ON WEDNESDAY, (25 SEPTEMBER) UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION.

  • Description

    CRAFTSMEN IN THE KANDI REGION OF DAHOMEY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THEIR HANDIWORK WHEN AN EXHIBITION WAS ARRANGED ON WEDNESDAY, (25 SEPTEMBER) UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION. THE SHOW WAS ORGANISED AS PART OF A CAMPAIGN TO FURTHER DEVELOP AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN THE REGION.

    SPEAKERS, EXPLAINING THE AIMS OF THE EVENT TO THE LARGE CROWD WHICH ATTENDED, SAID IT ENABLED THEM TO SEE SOMETHING OF THE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THEIR OWN PEOPLE, AND THE PROGRESS MADE BY THE LOCAL FARMERS IN TENDING THE SOIL.

    REPRESENTING THE MINISTER, M. DIDIER AFFOGNON, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT EMPHASISED THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SUCH A SHOW IN A COUNTRY WHOSE ECONOMY DEPENDED LARGELY ON AGRICULTURE. HE SUGGESTED SIMILAR SHOWS SHOULD BE HELD IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS.

    A HIGHLIGHT OF THE SHOW WAS A PLOUGHING CONTEST, IN WHICH TEN FARMERS, WITH TEAMS OF OXEN, TOOK PART.

    CONTESTANTS TURNED THE SOIL BY THE VARIOUS METHODS TAUGHT THEM BY RURAL DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTORS.

    SPECTATORS ALSO SAW A BLACKSMITH AT WORK ON A WHEEL ...... FIRST PRIZE FOR THE WINNER OF THE PLOUGHING CONTEST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAESB7KRED84NEGZ9DZQ8HK8202
    Media URN:
    VLVAESB7KRED84NEGZ9DZQ8HK8202
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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