NATC trains vegetable growers association on marketing

Monday, April 11, 2016
Njawara Agricultural Training Centre and the Agency for the Development of Women and Children the implementing partners of Solidarity for Agriculture SOLIDAGRO a Belgium cooperation have organised women farmers to form networks in addressing marketing challenges on vegetables and onion.

The women association was supported with vegetable storage facilities in Jokadou Dasilami, Njaba Kunda and Conteh Kunda Niji to ease proper preservation of onion and marketing.

Addressing the participants, the Executive Director of Njawara Agricultural Training Centre has spoken of the importance of building the capacity of executive members of vegetables growers association of solidarity for agriculture project SOLIDAGRO intervention sites to enhance food production and marketing of onions and vegetables.

Mama Manneh was speaking on Thursday at a three-day training workshop underway at Njawara Agricultural Training Centre in the North Bank Region.

He said the training would provide opportunities to interact with other micro financial institutions in the region to know the types of services and to promote the culture of savings and marketing in the region.

Director Manneh called on executive members to be proactive on the implementation of activities and forge partnership with development organisations.

Jabang Tamba, NACCUG Field Assistance of North Bank Region, presented an overview and concept of credit union in promoting the concept of savings among members to attain sustainable livelihood development.

He noted that NACCUG is fully committed to support the development aspiration at affordable interest rate to boost food production and sustainable development.

Almamy Fatty, board member of NACCUG Credit Union and a member of Fandema credit union, said NACCUG has registered significant successes, citing the active involvement of institutions to enhance income and contributing to poverty reduction.

He said FANDEMA credit union over the years continues to support farmers with fertilizers to enhance food production. He called on vegetable growers association to associate themself with credit union to boost marketing of farms produce.

Mariama Sonko, president of North Bank vegetable growers association, said the capacity building would strengthen the human resources of the association to enhance effective coordination in carrying out market research on marketing of onions and vegetables.

She noted that the training would enhance good governance and accountability of resources.The president used the moment to disclose that plans are on the way to support members with improved seeds to enhance timely planting and production.

Author: Abdou Rahman Sallah