With a trade deficit amounting to 44 billion (44 thousand million) dalasi, the country must give serious attention to its groundnut crop, starting from buying, weighing, storing, transporting and exporting it. Foroyaa reporters are going about and those in the URR have witnessed sales at Jah Kunda and Darsilami. Money was available to the farmers who took their nuts to the “seccos”. No credit buying has been witnessed so far and we hope that this trend will continue as our reporters continue monitoring.

If The Gambia is to be competitive in crop production, it must give attention to the quality of the nuts produce in the country. Varieties that thrive well in the world market should be identified and produced.

Foroyaa will continue to monitor the whole chain so that producers, buyers and exporters will be able to operate at the same level for the greater good.