Category: Agriculture

By Juldeh Njie & Maimuna Sey-Jawo The United Nation Volunteers (UNV) under the auspices of United Nations Development Programme recently joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Volunteer Day at a ceremony held at the Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute in Kanifing. The celebration was graced by the minister of trade, students from…

Fisheries operators begin training on packaging, storage

By Samsideen Ceesay & Aminata Camara The department of fisheries with support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations on Wednesday commenced a three-day intensive training for fisheries operators cooperatives in low cost storage and packaging of fisheries products. Declaring the workshop open, Mr Pa Matarr, the director of fisheries, who spoke…

Liberian farmers visit Gambia

By Maimuna Sey-Jawo At least ten farmers from Liberia are currently in the Gambia for 6 days exchange visit of smallholders and community-based forest and farm producer organizations, FFPOs, on multi- stakeholder policy platforms, on community forest management. The director of urban agriculture, Sherif Sanyang welcomed the delegates to the forum on exchange of knowledge…

Crisis of Ambiguity in Gambian Agriculture: Time for Productive Thinking (Part 2)

THE WAY FORWARD The Bottom Line: Considerable Costs, Questionable Activities – guiding strategies for public intervention No Shortcuts to Progress As a way forward, bearing in mind our many costly failures, the kind of analysis required if our agrarian society is to pass through many stages quickly and successfully is analogous to the ‘critical path’…

The idea behind this column is to promote the culture of eating what we grow and growing what we eat. This column is proudly sponsored by FARM FRESH which is The Gambia's first online Vegetables and Fruits Delivery service (www.farmfresh.gm) allowing anyone from within The Gambia or abroad to place orders online or via phone and have the items delivered to their doorsteps at home or at the office….