By Olimatou Coker
At least 30 members of the National Farmers Platform The Gambia (NFPG) were recently trained on enterprise development at a ceremony held at the National Agricultural Research Institute NARI, in Brikama.
The daylong training was meant to capacitise members on how to go about enterprise development in their businesses.
Speaking at the training, Alagie Basse Mobge, President of NFPG, said this is a youth forum organised by one of their networks in the country called National Coordinating Organisation for Farmers Association (NACOFA), and it is also meant for the involvement of youths in entrepreneurship as well as training them on skills.
He added that these youth that came from all parts of the country are all involved and engaged in agriculture.
“We have seen in other countries in the Sub-region where youths are engaged in such activity which is related to entrepreneurship and they gain a lot out of it,” he said.
Alieu Sowe, the national coordinator NACOFA, said
youth entrepreneurship is very important to them simply because it will help them to maintain the young people in the country in order to develop the economy.
Aliue said involving the young people into entrepreneurship and income-generating venture will help NACOFA to maintain its farming fraternity.
Musa F. Sowe, the president of NACOFA also spoke at the forum.
The National Farmers Platform The Gambia was formed in 1997 with the aim to empower farmers to improve livelihood of the population.