Jan 10, 2011, 3:20 PM
The launch of the Pan-African Mechanical Agricultural Programme(Green Programme) in The Gambia for the season will be held today at Makumbaya village with a demonstration exercise to be carried out by the Libyan tractor drivers who will in turn share their knowledge with their Gambian counterparts.
The tractors, according to officials, will be here in The Gambia as part of the Green Programme run by the Bureau of the Great Socialist Libyan Jamhiriya in
As part of the programme, the Libyan Embassy in The Gambia invited members of media fraternity to view and have first hand information on the arrival of the new tractors.
The tractors are with drivers from
In a brief interview with reporters yesterday, Mr. Muhammad said this new consignment of tractors would not only help farmers, but also boost agricultural ties with the brotherly nations. He stated that they are motivated by the clarion call of President Jammeh for people to go back-to-the-land. This call, he added, is geared towards ensuring food self-sufficiency drive.
He hailed the fruitful relationship between