Category: Agriculture

Agriculture and food processing Part 2

Bureaucracy, monopoly of roles, duplications of agriculture activities and white elephant projects (just to mention a few) have caused agricultural projects of the 2nd Republic to fail. One Gambia concept:  #New Gambia, New government vision, new policies in agriculture, equals to employment plus development Agricultural development review I totally support our Honourable Minister of Agriculture,…

IWD: Tango trains gardeners on agric policy

By Omar Bah The Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (TANGO) Wednesday joined the rest of the world to commemorate International Women’s Day with a special advocacy training on the agricultural policy and conservation agriculture for urban women gardeners at the Sukuta Women garden. The two days’ event, themed ‘Women economic empowerment’, was proceeded by a march…

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’…