Jun 29, 2010, 2:13 PM
Baba Janteh Singhateh, chairperson of Saaba Village Development Committee, applauded EMANIC consulting firm through Sustainable Land Management and Adaptation to Climate Change in Sahel, a CILSS funded project, for empowering the community in rice production.
He said the project supported the community in the construction of 250 meters of anti-salt dykes to enhance rice production.
The VDC chairman disclosed that the community intends to construct 3-kilometer dyke, with the ultimate objective of ensuring that there is food security and sustainable development.
Foday Gassama, secretary to the VDC, thanked the people for their support and cooperation in the implementation of the project.
He said attaining food self-sufficiency calls for the concerted efforts of all, and used the moment to call on development partners to support the community in constructing the three-kilometer dyke.
He noted that community’s engagement on sustainable land management is fundamental, further noting the vulnerability of people to climate change adaptation in the Sahel and West Africa, particularly in NBR.
The project is committed to improve social, environmental, technological, and economic and governance and this must be adhered to, he said.
Mama Saho, the lady president, praised women for contributing to the food self-sufficiency drive, adding that the reclamation of land would enhance food production in the area.
She used the moment to launch an appeal to development partners and institutions to support women in income generation activities to increase incomes and contribute to poverty reduction.
Langteh Gibbeh Singhateh, the alkalo, commended the people for their hard work and commitment to food security.