National Coordination Organisation for Farmer Associations in The Gambia
(NACOFAG) in collaboration with partners on Sunday ended a three-day training
workshop on leadership, management, packaging and labeling.
The capacity building forum was attended by agribusiness technicians and processors at a hotel in Kololi and on the theme ‘Grow what we eat and eat what you grow’.
NACOFAG President Musa Sowe said the training was geared towards building the capacity of NACOFAG members to have a better understanding of financial management, change management, leadership and governance, value addition, and packaging and labeling.
He said capacity building in all its forms serves as a stringboard for development, progress and it is a pathway to overcome possible future challenges.
Director of Urban Agriculture Sheriff Sanyang said the three days training would help NACOFAG members to have a better understanding of issues within their organisations.
He pointed out that urban agriculture was not given pride of place over the years but the government is now doing all it can to promote it.
AJi Jaal Nyassin Mbye, a participant, hailed the organisers of the forum, saying the training would go a long way in addressing the biggest challenge facing food processors in The Gambia: packaging and leveling.
She said the training would help to have a better understanding of how to package and label products.
Dr Tenga, one of the trainers from Gimpa University Ghana, said their university has been conducting capacity building programmes for governments and civil society organisations for decades now.
The tree-day training centered on financial management, governance and leadership, food safety and standards, change management, attractive packaging and labeling.