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Bissau Guinean farmers meet National Farmer Platform
Aug 23, 2021, 1:14 PM

National Farmers Platform office The Gambia, Family Farming Organization Coordinating Office in The Gambia and counterpart from Guinea Bissau Farmer Organization recently organized a press briefing on their mission to The Gambia. 

Kebba Masaneh Ceesay
‘Fare increment should be discussed with concerned stakeholders’
Aug 23, 2021, 1:09 PM

Following recent threats by The Gambia Transport Union for government to meet certain demands or they stage a sit down strike, Kebba Masaneh Ceesay, Chairman of The Gambia Trade Union Bureau (GamTUB) has said that the increment of transport fares should be discussed with relevant stakeholders, rather than stage a sit down strike.

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Five Gambian journalists receive prestigious awards from Anadolu News Agency
Aug 23, 2021, 12:59 PM

Anadolu News Agency in Turkey on Tuesday 17 August 2021 awarded five Gambian journalists with prestigious awards.

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Agric Minister presides over National Pathways for Food System summit
Aug 20, 2021, 3:22 PM

The Minister of Agriculture Amie Fabureh on Tuesday presided over the adoption of the National Pathway for Food Systems Transformation in The Gambia at an event held at Sir Dawda Kairaba Conference Center in Bijilo.

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NCCE ends round-table talks with migrant returnees, opinion leaders
Aug 20, 2021, 3:19 PM

The National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) on Tuesday concluded a week-long round-table discussion with migrant returnees and opinion leaders across the country at Banjul City Council.

Mystic Limited
Mystic Limited Company launched
Aug 20, 2021, 3:17 PM

Mystic Limited, a multi-media innovative-oriented company recently opened its doors to the country’s business environment, with a focus to use multimedia, organic agriculture and import and export services.

Fulbe Africa
Fulbe Africa holds Intercultural confab
Aug 20, 2021, 1:35 PM

Fulbe Africa (FA), Fulani cultural organization last Saturday organised an inter-cultural confab designed to foster unity and cohesion among the different cultural groups in The Gambia.

FAO Memebers
FAO steps up effort to empower women farmers in KM
Aug 20, 2021, 1:31 PM

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently handed over an assortment of gardening inputs and tools to women farmers in Bakoteh, Kerr Serign and Bakau Old Cape Point Road, through the Horticulture Technical Services Unit (HTS) under the Department of Agriculture.

Banjulians
Beautifying the city: WABSA, Banjulians plant more mangroves
Aug 20, 2021, 1:26 PM

As part of efforts in the restoration of the city’s fast depleting mangrove cover and its beautifying component, the West African Birds Study Association (WABSA) in collaboration with the resident of Banjul on Saturday organized a day’s mangroves planting exercise in Banjul.

FAO Mustapha Ceesay
FAO steps up efforts to empower women farmers within the Kanifing Municipality to ease challenges in horticulture production
Aug 17, 2021, 1:54 PM

“Supporting Horticulture sub-sector transformation is at the core of FAO’s work in The Gambia”  – Mustapha Ceesay, AFAOR in Charge of Programmes

Fatoumatta Kassama
Fatoumatta Kassama wins 2021 Youth Excellence Award
Aug 17, 2021, 1:12 PM

Reputable nurse and social entrepreneur, Fatoumatta Kassama, has been named winner of The Stone Circle Awards’ Youth Excellence Award (YEA) 2021.

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Banjul plants 500 mangroves, targeting 5K
Aug 17, 2021, 1:07 PM

West African Birds Study Association (WABSA) in collaboration with Banjul residents, on Saturday organised a day-long mangroves planting exercise in order to restore mangroves within the Banjul River and create more space as natural breeding ground for marine species.

Dr. Shamsuddin Bolatito
Gambia agrees to be WA Headquarters for Human Capacity Development
Aug 17, 2021, 1:01 PM

Dr. Shamsuddin Bolatito, World Assembly of Muslim Youths (WAMY) West Africa representative during a press conference held on Saturday at International Open University (IOU) in Kanifingconfirmed that The Gambia has agreed in principle and policies with WAMY to be West Africa Headquarters for Human Capacity Development Initiative.

Department of Ministry of Fisheries
Fisheries Department trains fisheries observers
Aug 13, 2021, 1:33 PM

The Monitoring Control and Surveillance Unit  Department of Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources recently convened a three-day capacity building to strengthen the capacities of fisheries observers.

Nenneh Camara
Girl, 2, solicits support for treatment
Aug 13, 2021, 1:27 PM

The family of Nenneh Camara, a 2-year-old girl battling serious complications with inability to control her hand at the left wrist joint, is soliciting assistance to undergo medical treatment.

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The EU’s Tekki Fii Program Makes TVET Accessible in the Rural Gambia
Aug 12, 2021, 2:15 PM

The EUTF-GIZ Tekki-Fii project does not only involve training for over 4000 beneficiaries, it also provides capacity building to its 11 partner institutions in the TVET sector, besides supporting the refurbishment of their centers to improve delivery and effective learning.

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Minister Badjie urges youth to exploit potentials in farming
Aug 12, 2021, 2:12 PM

The minister of Youth and Sports has called on youth in the country to embrace and exploit their skills in farming, as it is a growing lucrative business.

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MoHERST validates National TVET Policy 2021-2030
Aug 12, 2021, 2:03 PM

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST), in collaboration with UNESCO Dakar Office on Tuesday validated The Gambia’s Technical Vocational Education and Training Policy 2021 to 2030.

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