Jun 18, 2009, 7:29 AM
A week-long training on Agro-forestry best-bet technologies and natural resource management in production system ended recently at Sanyang Nature Camp.
The training, which drew stakeholders from various walks of life, was organised by the department of forestry and funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The demand driven weeklong training benefited a cross-section of the forestry technicians and Agro-forestry actors from NGOs and Extension Services.
The training was held to educate key stakeholders in best-bet agro-forestry technologies combined with natural resources management in production system principles and practices in a bid to fast track and counter climate change effects on crop, land and forest whilst focusing on sustainable land productivity.
In his opening speech on the occasion, forestry director Abdoulie Sanneh emphasised the importance of the training and urged participants to take advantages of it since expertise in the field is still inadequate.
He expressed delight and thanked the UNDP and the Ministry of Forestry and Environment for sponsoring and facilitating the training.
The West Coast Region forestry officer Ousainou Cham expressed similar sentiments as those of Mr Sanneh, in his remarks on the occasion.
The agro-forestry training consultant, who made a presentation on the content of the training, promised that the participants “will be good agro-forestry advisers” at the end of the training.