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FMNR, FFF conduct 3 farm training sessions in URR

Nov 17, 2021, 11:58 AM

Farmer Management Natural Regeneration (FMNR) and Foundations for Farming (FFF) in the Gambia have recently conducted three farm training sessions in Upper River Region (URR). 


A team of environmental actors selected from different environmental organisations have travelled to Basse, URR, for three training sessions held at Sabi village.

 The team was headed by Madam Monika, an environmentalist from Germany with some of her counterparts in the Gambia. 

The alkalo of the village, Sheriff Sillah, welcomed the participants and applauded Erik Brohaugh and his team for the work they were doing in trying to restore their environment. 

He said the work Erik and his team are doing supersedes others and he commends them for the good work they are doing and urges them to continue doing more. 

He assured them that his council would always be ready to answer to their call anytime they are needed.

Different people took to the podium and lamented the importance of taking care of the environment and the vitality it plays to the lives of not only human but animals.

After the training Erik and participants went through some farming techniques and the benefits of trees to humanity. According to Eric, “trees are important as human beings cannot fully survive in the absence of trees.”

He urged participants not to shy away from telling anyone the truth when he tries to destroy trees.

Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMRN) visited several places including metal workshops and tree planting areas.

A power point presentation which was done by Mr. Erik on Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMRN) and some methods of pruning the plants in helping them grow faster. 

During the presentation, members were shown how to prune the plants. In a bid to understand the process, the participants practiced it by themselves. 

From the practicals, Mr. Erik urged the participants to replicate the training given to others who were not fortunate to attend. 

On behalf of the participants, Isatou Ceesay thanked Mr. Erik and Mrs. Monika for coming up with such an innovative idea. 

She urged her fellow participants not to sit over the knowledge gained but try and teach others who were unfortunate to attend. 

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