Feb 11, 2021, 1:18 PM
In recognition of the importance of research, the University of the Gambia has allocated special funds designed for its academic staffers interested in conducting research.
The training was conducted at Kanuma Community Centre, in the North Bank Region.
NACOFAG is the Network of Farmers Associations with the aim of mobilizing farmers, women and youths geared towards accelerating government’s efforts for the development of Agriculture.
Yusupha Keita, coordinator job skills and finance programme at ITC said agriculture has for the past years not been productive, due to lack of proper knowledge on agricultural tools and its implementation.
Part of their mission, he said, is to train farmers on farming techniques for them to move beyond smallholder farming, and increase their production base.
"The two main reasons why agriculture is not productive, is because farmers are not equipped in agricultural farming; that is why many don't know how to market their produce. This training is an essential guide for you to implement it into practice." he said.
Michelle Mendy, lady councilor in the North Bank Region spoke on the significance of the training, while urging women gardeners to put the training into good use.
Momodou Drammeh, managing partner of Enterprise Gambia underscored the role women in national development, saying women are critical in the socio-economic advancement of any country.
Awa Sonko, women gardener applauded NACOFAG for initiating such training, saying the training is vital towards empowering them with requisite knowledge on agrarian farming.
Ghanaian Community in The Gambia Tuesday donated sanitary items to the Department of Social Welfare as part of their contribution in the fights against coronavirus pandemic.
Clean accessible water is the best way to transform the lives of people living in rural Gambia. Without access to clean and safe drinking water, it means the risk of parasites and waterborne illnesses will threaten the lives of children, women and young girls.
National Assembly Member for Central Badibou, Sulayman Saho has distributed 43 bags of 25 kilograms of rice to the people of his constituency.