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World Bank Provides $68 Million to Increase Smart Agricultural Productivity

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2024 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved a $68.00 million financing for The Gambia Inclusive and Resilient Agricultural...

President Barrow Calls on Agriculture Ministry to Support Gambian Rice Producers

A press release from State House in Banjul dated 19 March 2024, indicates that President Barrow has instructed personnel of the Ministry of Agriculture...

Agric. Minister Admits Units Confronted with Human Resource, Financing Challenges

By: Kebba AF Touray Agriculture Minister Sabally has admitted that the ministry’s units are faced with human resource and financing challenges in the execution of...

GUBA signs MoU with Livestock Department to improve animal welfare

By Mustapha Jallow The Gam United Breeders Association (GUBA) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Livestock under the...

URR Buying Points Marred by Cash Shortage

By Lamin Fatty  Most groundnut buying points (seccos) in the Upper River Region continue to face cash shortages despite GGC recent announcement of the availability...

FIOHTG Inaugurate Cereal Bank in Kerr Ardo

By Sariba Manneh Gambian groups from Sweden in collaboration with Future In Our Hands-The Gambia (FIOHTG) on Tuesday, 23 January 2024, inaugurated a cereal bank and...

Farmers Disappointed at this Year’s Trade Season

By Lamin Fatty Groundnut farmers in the Upper River Region (URR) have expressed their disappointment with the government at this year’s groundnuts trade season. Some desperate...

Salt water intrusion wreaks havoc in Faraba- Sutu Rice Fields

By Nelson Manneh The women in Faraba-Sutu have recently abandoned their fertile wetlands due to intrusion of salt water into the swamplands (‘Faros’).Faraba-Sutu is located...

MoA Validates National Agroecology Plans

By Amadou Manjang The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) Friday validated National Agroecology Plans for the Gambia. The validated documents are National Consultation Framework on Agroecology and...

Farmers Sell Groundnut on Credit to Government

By Biran Gaye For decades, Gambian farmers have continued to sell groundnut produce to government as the latter hardly provides adequate cash to purchase groundnuts...

How journalist-turned-entrepreneur set up Musu’s Spice 

By Momodou Jarju For almost eight years, Aja Musu Bah has laboured in the Gambia’s media fraternity. During this period, she has served as a...

Seccos in URR & CRR South begin to receive cash after...

 By Lamin Fatty The groundnut buying centres locally known as Seccos in the Upper and Central River Regions have not commenced buying groundnut from farmers...

35 Graduate on Beekeeping & Honey Harvesting

By Madiba Singhateh Thirty-five (35) people have recently graduated from a 6-day training on bee keeping and honey harvesting organized by the National Bee Keepers Association...

Farmers Describe Groundnut Price as Unsatisfactory

By Lamin Fatty Farmers have described President Adama Barrow’s price of groundnut for this year’s trade season as shocking. President Adama Barrow announced the price of...

GOVERNMENT YET TO DECIDE PRICE OF GROUNDNUT

By Kebba Touray The Gambia Government is yet to determine the price of groundnut as farmers begin calls for the Government to consult them in...

Farmers Call for Good Groundnut Price from Government

By Lamin Fatty The farmers in the Upper River Region have demanded the Gambia Government to come up with a favourable price for groundnut as...

Foni Kansala Farmers Anticipate Good Yield

Despite Abandoning Their Farmlands at Casamance Border By Nelson Manneh   Farmers residing along border villages in Foni have revealed they anticipate good yield this year despite...

Tujereng Women Gardeners Plead for Support after Flood Destroys Their Garden

Mariama Marong Tujereng Women's Gardeners have again called for government intervention to remedy their devastating situation that occurred due to heavy flooding. In 2022 flooding...

Farmers’ Union Commend President for Fertiliser Subsidy

The Gambia Farmers’ Union has commended government’s efforts geared towards the promotion of agriculture with high subsidy on fertilizer prices, says a release from...

Internally Displaced Gambians in Foni Decry Insufficient Seedlings

By Nelson Manneh Internally displaced Gambians in Foni decried insufficient seedlings for cultivation and requested support for seeds from the Gambia Government as the farming...