Mar 16, 2022, 11:37 AM
The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) last Thursday handed over fully equipped First Aid Kits to The Gambia Immigration Department at a ceremony held at GRCS Headquarters in Kanifing.
Musa F. Sowe, president NACOFAG said agro-ecology is an initiative that facilitates and contributes to the transition of food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sustainable, economically fair, viable and socially equitable.
He added that it is an approach to agriculture that reconciles environment, sustainability and production goals by emphasizing the application of ecology concepts and principles to the design and management system.
He said the launch is aimedat sharing information, developing integrated plan and coordinating mechanism for agro-ecology activities to be aligned with other policy and strategy programme to support the overall national development agenda and by extension share the role of farmers and farmers’ organisations in the delivery of the initiatives at both national and regional levels.
He thanked FAO and other partners for making the launch possible.
Dr Mustapha Ceesay, assistant country representative FAO said in January 2020, FAO was among a host of high level institutions that met in Dakar, Senegal to develop a comprehensive action plan that will enable real progress towards sustainable management of agro-ecology in West Africa.
He said a number of potential partnership opportunities at regional level were initiated.
According to Dr. Ceesay, agro-ecology promotes sustainable and viable food system by applying ecological concepts and principles to optimize inactions between concept plants, animal, human and the environment while taking into consideration social aspects.
He noted that the National Alliance of Agro-ecology will have both national and sub regional impacts.
In a bid to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the country, Nusrat Senior Secondary School on Friday held a panel discussion on curriculum reform and its related matters at the school grounds in Bundungka Kunda.
As the race towards the much anticipated December 4, 2021 presidential election gets nearer, the President of the Peace Ambassador The Gambia (PAG), Babucarr Sambou, has strongly urged political parties’ supporters to maintain peace before, during and after the election.
Kerr Pateh village in Badibou, North Bank Region on Friday night benefited from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) film show on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH). The film show is part of the 12-day “I Am for Zero Campaign” by UNFPA and its partners.