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AGRICULTURE & DEVELOPMENT: GHE reviews 2014 season of mango out-growers

Monday, September 22, 2014
The Gambia Horticultural Enterprise (GHE) Limited one of the investors selected by the Growth and Competitiveness Project for a Window 1 Matching...

ECONOMYWATCH: Bankers validate Gambia Bankers Institute Bill

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Bankers in The Gambia have made a quantum leap in bringing to life the Institute of Bankers of The Gambia(CIBG). The Chartered Institute of Bankers...

AGRICULTURE & DEVELOPMENT: Dept of forestry embarks on tree planting exercise at President’s farm in Siffoe

Picture: Cherno Gaye, senior forestry officer
Monday, September 15, 2014
Senior staff of the Department of Forestry and students from the National School of Forestry, Parks and Wildlife at Kafuta Station, in collaboration...

ENVIRONMENT: UN declares 2011-2020 as International Decade for Biodiversity

Picture: Mamadou Edrisa Njie, Director of Programs, BAJ-Gambia
Friday, September 12, 2014
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2011-2020 as the ‘International Decade for Biodiversity’. Biodiversity provides humankind with...

ECONOMYWATCH: Building bridges

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Gambia over the years has been steadily reaching out to the world to accelerate its economic growth and development. In this drive, many...

FFF boss links sustainable agriculture to healthy forest cover

Picture: Kanimang Camara FFF National Coordinator
Monday, September 08, 2014
The National Coordinator of Forest and Farm facility (FFF) who doubles as the Director of Natural Resources Consulting (NACO), has attached great...

Environment: Community-based adaptation strategies to mitigate effects of climate change

Picture: River Gambia entertainment group and BAJ-Gambia on public sensitization
Friday, September 05, 2014
Hello and a warm welcome to yet another edition of Environment, your weekly column that brings environmental issues to the limelight. In our...

Agriculture & Development: Vision 2016 will help to energise more in improving agricultural productivity, says FAO Country Rep

Picture: FAO country rep, Perpetua Katepa-Kalala
Monday, September 01, 2014
The FAO country representative in The Gambia, Perpetua Katepa-Kalala has spoken of the importance attached to Vision 2016, which she said would help...

Gender and climate change, challenges and way forward

Friday, August 29, 2014
Gender inequalities substantially limit women’s access to control over and use of services and productive resources. As a result, natural hazards...

ECONOMYWATCH: Ebola taking toll on West African economy

Picture: Locals in a market in Kenema, Sierra Leone. (Pic: AFP)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus is taking a heavy toll on West Africa’s economy as crops rot in the fields, mines are abandoned and goods...

ENVIRONMENT:Wildlife Conservation Trust launches Gambia’s first Biological Records Centre

Picture: Mr Kebba Bojang UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme
Friday, August 22, 2014
Experts and stakeholders from the natural resources sector recently launched the Gambia’s first Biological Records Centre at a ceremony held at TANGO...

ECONOMYWATCH: PPP offers opportunities for private sector growth

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A draft policy on Public Private Partnership (PPP) was validated last week on 14 August to create an enabling environment to facilitate private...

AGRICULTURE & DEVELOPMENT: NFPG storms President Jammeh’s rice field in Sapu CRR

Picture: NFPG President Alagie Bassi Mboge
Monday, August 18, 2014
Over a thousand members of the National Farmer Platform of the Gambia (NFPG) recently stormed President Jammeh’s rice field in Sapu in the Central...

TRIBUTE: Gambia’s most illustrious Audit Professional

Monday, August 18, 2014
Kindly allow me space in your widely read medium to eulogise with pen the life of an illustrious man who many consider as a mentor, role model, pal,...

ECONOMYWATCH: Banking sector remains fundamentally sound, says CBG Governor

Picture: CBG Governor Amadou Colley
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Gambian banking sector has been rated as fundamentally sound by Governor Amadou Colley of the Central Bank of The Gambia. The sector’s capital...

ECONOMYWATCH: Gov’t to table policy on PPP

Picture: GCCI CEO Alieu Secka
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Gambia government draft policy on Public Private Partnership (PPP) will be tabled for validation tomorrow at the Kairaba Beach Hotel. This...

Head of seeds program speaks on importance attached to quality seeds

Picture: Mr Morro Manga of NARI
Monday, August 11, 2014
The head of seed programme at the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), Morro Manga, has said quality seeds are the most vital inputs for...

Convention on Biological Diversity: History, Objectives, Targets and Principle

Friday, August 08, 2014
The earth’s biological resources are vital to humanity’s economic and social development. As a result, there is a growing recognition that biological...

ECONOMYWATCH: Human Development: Gambia ranks 172

Picture: UNDP Resident Representative, Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje
Friday, August 01, 2014
The 2014 Human Development Report published on 24 July by the UNDP places The Gambia at 172 out of 187 countries and territories ranked in the global...

Environment journalists visit national parks

Picture: BAJ-Gambia members on the jungle to see wilds
Friday, August 01, 2014
Hello and a warm welcome to yet another edition of the environment, your weekly column that brings environmental issues to the lime light. In our...
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