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Land rights advocacy campaign launched in North Bank Region

Sep 2, 2014, 9:35 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

The Governor of North Bank Region has lauded Njawara Agricultural Training Centre (NATC) and the Agency for the Development of Women and Children (ADWAC), for their commitment on promoting land rights campaign to enhance women ownership to increase food production.

The project is a three-year project implemented in Gambia and Senegal with funding from Belgium International NGO Solidarity for Agriculture (SOLIDAGRO) to address food security, water and sanitation, adult literacy and land rights campaign.

Governor Lamin Queen Jammeh was speaking recently in Kerewan during the launching of advocacy land rights campaign to promote ownership and control over productive land to boost food production and productivity.

He said promoting women’s access and control over land would contribute food security and sustainable livelihood.

NBR regional governor Jammeh calls on district authorities to support NATC and ADWAC to support women to have access and control over land.

Speaking earlier, Salieu Samba, NATC Advocacy Officer underscored the project commitment of working with district authorities in supporting women to increase production and enhance income.

He calls on relevant authorities to support and empower women to improve life and contribute to poverty reduction.

In a another development, the director of the NATC, has spoken of the importance of building farmers on poultry keeping and small ruminant management to contribute to food security and income at household’s level.

Mama Manneh was speaking recently in Njawara at a three-day training workshop for 20 women farmers on adoption of best agricultural practices.

The workshop, jointly organised by NATC and ADWAC, was funded by SOLIDAGRO a Belgium International NGO, to address food security, water and sanitation, adult literacy and land rights campaign.

He reminded women farmers to be vigilant in the adoption of best agricultural practices for meaningful livelihood development.

Ousman Ceesay, ADWAC Project Officer, echoed similar sentiments, while calling on beneficiary communities to be proactive towards the successful implementation of the project.

He assured of the project management’s commitment towards the welfare of farmers.

Speaking on behalf of participants, Karamo Marong, from Alkali Kunda, thanked the donor and implementing partners for their support to women, saying it would increase awareness and skills to improve food production and productivity.