Monday, June 27, 2022

Agriculture

Agriculture Ministry Inks $3 Million Contract With Microfinance Institutions

By Mustapha Jallow The Ministry of Agriculture on Friday signed a three million dollars ($3 million) contract agreement with Supersonicz Financial Limited and The Gambia...

28 Youth Trained On Small Ruminant Productions

By Nelson Manneh The Institute Marques de Valle Flor (IMVF) has on Thursday 1st July 2021 concluded the training of 28 young people on Small...

Heavy Down Pour Marks the start of Farming Season in URR

By Lamin Fatty Wednesday 9th June 2021 marks the beginning of 2021 farming season after a heavy down pour in Upper River Region. But very few...

‘Small Ruminant Project Aims to Improve Livelihoods of Pastoral Farmers’ Says...

By: Kebba AF Touray Mamud Njie, the Project Director of the Small Ruminant Production Enhancement Project (SREPEP), said the primary objective of the project is...

Groundnut Season to End By 31st March

By Kebba Mamburay The marketing manager of the Gambia Groundnut Corporation (GGC), Ms. Fatim Leigh, said the groundnut season will soon come to an end...

Project Kerstin Gambia, Partners Move to Revive ‘Findi’ Production

By: Kebba AF Touray Project Kerstin Gambia, in collaboration with Gambian counterparts, has taken steps to revive and enhance Findi production in the Wuli East...

Turkey Donates 4 Threshing Machines to Gambian Farmers

By Mustapha Jallow The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on Tuesday donated four (4) Threshing Machines to farmers in the Central River Region of...

Rural Women Gardeners Call for Intervention to Boost Horticultural Production

By: Kebba AFTouray Horticultural women gardeners in the provincial settlements of The Gambia have called on the government to intervene and help them with proper...

FOCUS ON GROUNDNUT

This Column is devoted to monitor and report on issues that relate to production, processing, preservation and marketing of agricultural produce, aimed at ensuring...

GGC Debunks Claims of Cash Shortage at ‘Seccos’

By Kebba Secka and Kebba Mamburrey   The Managing Director of the Gambia Groundnuts Cooperative Company, Muhammed Njie, has refuted claims that there is shortage of...

Insufficient Cash Hinders Groundnut Buying At Njau Secco

By Kebba Secka Authorities at the Njau Secco in CRR North have confirmed to this reporter that daily insufficient cash disbursements, is hindering the buying...

Rice Import Rises, Production Declines, Despite Donor Intervention

Abdoulai G. Dibba The importation of rice is rising year- in and year- out while the national production level is declining annually despite donor intervention...

WFP Supports Women Farmers with Seeds, Farm Tools

By Ndey Sowe World Food Programme (WFP) has through Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) supported women farmers with seeds and farm tools in selected Community...

Farmers Anticipate Bumper Harvest

By Kebba secka Despite the coronavirus's devastating effects on most countries' economies which the Gambia is no exception, farmers in the country are hopeful of...

Buzz Women Inaugurate Borehole for Sukuta Women Gardeners

By Isatou Kanyi ‘Buzz Women’ an NGO engaged in women activism in the Gambia, on Tuesday 26th September 2020 inaugurated a borehole with overhead tanks...

The Untold Story OF Youths In Berending Championing Agricultural Production

By Momodou Jarju Agriculture is not a go-to adventure for most Gambian youths. The sector still remains the main contributor to the country’s annual wealth...

Fifty youths to be trained on rice agronomy

By Makutu Manneh The Youth Ministry plans to train 50 young people on rice agronomy which is the science and technology of producing and using...

Vegetables Sellers Urge Government to Build Storage Facilities

By Nelson Manneh Vegetables sellers at the Serrekunda market urged the Government to build storage facilities where they can keep their vegetables for long periods...

Agric. Ministry Distributes Hundreds of Farming Equipment To Reduce Women’s Drudgery

By Momodou Jarju The Ministry of Agriculture has begun distributing different types of farming equipment to various regions across the country in a bid to...

Price of fertilizer pegged at D700

By Nelson Manneh The National Food Security Processing and Marketing Corporation (NFSPMC) said the price for fertilizer was pegged at seven hundred Dalasi per 50...