Aug 3, 2009, 8:28 AM
The president of the Kuntaur women farmers, Mrs. Mansata Jabbie, has commended the Taiwanese Technical Mission in the country for the good work they are doing.
Mrs. Jabbie was speaking in an interview with this reporter recently in Wassu in the Central River Region.
According to Mrs. Jabbie, the rice fields in which the Taiwanese Technical Mission operates are very easy to access and women find it easy to move within their fields without touching water. "Transportation within the fields is easy and you can bring along a car or donkey cart to collect your produce without and problem. She said its very easy to work on Taiwan (Taiwanese Technical Mission intervention rice fields) as they locally call the farms. "Very little grass grows on these fields but for the non-Taiwanese intervention fields too much grass grows there and it disturbs and affects our production," she said. Mrs. Jabbie also revealed that their farms are secured from wild animals unlike non-Taiwan intervention areas where intruders always destroy their crops. "We were also trained on making compost but we need more training in that area and we also need the mission to expand their intervention to other parts of the country," she said.