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Boost for Western Region farmers

Aug 20, 2010, 12:51 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Gambia Emergency Agricultural Production Project (GEAPP) recently distributed 30,000 bags of NPK fertiliser, 30,000 Urea, 500 bags of early millet seeds and farm implements to farmers in the Western Region.

The beneficiaries came from Foni Bintang, Foni Bondali, Foni Kansala, among others.

Speaking to this reporter shortly after the presentation ceremony, the Deputy Project Manager at the Gambia Emergency Agricultural Production Project (GEAPP), Yassin Khan, said the project is geared towards complementing the efforts of the African Emergency Locust Project (AELP) component B with new approach.

She added that ten districts would benefit from the project identified by the World Food Programme (WFA), European Commission (EU) and other stakeholders, in order to ensure easy access to agricultural inputs and implements.

He further disclosed that they would also do four more seed multiple centres in Chamen in North Bank Region (NBR), Giroba Upper River Region (URR), Sappo and Kuntaur Fulla Kunda Central River Region South.