Tag Archives | Gambia

Gambia: Stakeholders Draw Lessons From 2011 Crop Failure

Stakeholders met in Gambia to assess the responses and aftermath of the nation’s March 2011 crop failures. Participants, including the Gambian government and the WFP, agreed on the need to reduce negative impacts of droughts, floods, and other natural disasters, which are occuring nearly every year versus a typical rate of once every five years. […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

FAO Boosts Agric Ministry

The FAO donated a vehicle, motorbikes, and laptops to the Gambian Ministry of Agriculture to help implement the Technical Cooperation Programme, which seeks to promote and diffuse household metallic silos for grain seed storage. The goal of the Programme is to help reduce PHL and improve grain quality, as grain PHL in Gambia reaches up […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Gambia: GEAPP Inaugurates 23 Seed Stores

Under a two-year European Commission-funded project, the Gambia Emergency Agricultural Production Project (GEAPP) will create 23 village seed stores across the country. The GEAPP concluded Feb, 29, 2012, but did succeed in project goals by providing farmers with resources and tools, including power tillers, multi-crop threshers, milling machines, seeds, fertilizers, and much-needed seed stores. http://allafrica.com/stories/201203020843.html

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

The Deplorable Plight of the Gambian Farmer

A call for de-politicization in Gambian PHL efforts comes with an editorial review of the history of government involvement in agricultural problems within the country. http://www.freedomnewspaper.com/Homepage/tabid/36/mid/367/newsid367/6575/Gambia–The-deplorable-plight-of-the-Gambian-farmer/Default.aspx

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Gambia: FAO Conducts Seminar on Post Harvest Management for Food Security

The Gambian government held a workshop with the FAO to deal with the pest, disease, and infrastructure issues related to food security. http://allafrica.com/stories/201107210762.html

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Post-Harvest Management for Food Security tops FAO-Agriculture Dept meeting

A workshop was organized by the UN FAO in partnership with the Dept of Agriculture in The Gambia to discuss PHL. Particular focus was on grain cereals, pulses and oilseeds, “as these sectors constitute the predominant staples in many African communities in Africa.” The FAO and the Dept of Agriculture’s relationship has also recently led to the […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }