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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Farmers pledge to rally behind Jammeh to attain V-16

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He said: “I have contacted all the regional farmer presidents to conduct sensitisation at district levels on the importance of Vision 2016. Each district should have a farmland for Vision 2016.

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“All farmer based organisations will rally behind the president to attain Vision 2016. We are planning to conduct a nationwide tour to sensitise farmers on vision 2016.”

He, however, pointed out that farmers in the country are faced with challenges, including lack of certified seeds and high cost of fertiliser.

Mr Mboge made these remark recently at setting up of regional task force committees for engagement with the executive on community forest. Organised by National Farmers Platform with funding from the FAO, the event was held in Kerewan, North Bank Region.

Speaking, the chief of Jokadu, Jim Fatma Jobe, urged the Farmers Platform and FAO project to sensitise farmers on Vision 2016, adding that farmers are the key players in agriculture.

He added: “The National Farmers Platform being the umbrella body of farmer based organisations should use this opportunity to meet young and experienced farmers to know their concerns and challenges.” 

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