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Gambia: Poor Storage Facility Hinders Fish Production in Bakau.....

 Fisher folk at the Bakau Fishing Centre have lamented poor storage facilities and the lack of a proper ice room as the major hindrance to fish production at the fishing site. They brought this to light Wednesday during a dialogue with the Youth in Agriculture and Fishing Initiative (YAFI) at Bakau fishing landing site.

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Gambia: Developing Irrigation for Enhanced Agricultural Production in Gambia

 The Gambia's anti-hunger campaign recently got a major boost following a renewed commitment by the number one farmer, the president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Dr. Yahya Jammeh during his recent 'Dialogue with the People Tour'. President Jammeh's pronouncement that The Gambia, a small country in West Africa, will not import rice come 2016 has been highly embraced. In fact farmers across the country, most especially those in the provinces, have been spurred to increase production in their quest to meet the presidential declaration.

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Gambia: Rainfall Pattern Worrying for Farmers

 Farmers in many parts of the country have been expressing concern over the lack of adequate rains, especially in July which is usually a rainy period in The Gambia. It has been confirmed that there has not been substantial rainfall in many parts of the country for many weeks now, thus leaving farmers worried.

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Gambia: Gov't Praised for Attention to Food Safety, Quality - As New Food Authority Begins Operations

 The director general of the Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA) has hailed the government of The Gambia for its decision to revamp the legal and institutional framework for food safety and quality in the country by establishing the FSQA.

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Gambia: Will Bread Price Rise or Fall With New Flour Mill?

 When private competition with NAWEC for electricity generation was introduced with the establishment of the Brikama Power Plant, many people expected the supply of electricity to cost less and be more regular. The fact remains that it is becoming more expensive and more irregular. The same goes for Fuel. Gambians were assured that a fuel depot was being established in Mandinaring to ensure the availability of fuel and prevent shortages.

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Fresh charges for former GEAPP coordinator

 State prosecutors yesterday filed new charges against the former coordinator of the Gambia Emergency Agriculture Production Project (GEAPP), Sheikh Tijan Sosseh, at the Special Criminal Court in Banjul before Justice Emmanuel Nkea.

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Africell distributes rice to Gambians

Africell, the leading GSM operator in The Gambia, on Friday 19th July embarked on a free mega rice distribution campaign to the Gambian population, which took place at its head office along Kairaba Avenue.
 
Over ten thousand people from all walks of life converged at the Aricell head office to collect a 4 kilo gram bag of clean rice, facilitated by Africell staff.
 
Speaking to journalists during the distribution process, Musa Sise media consultant for Africell, said Africell has always had the Gambian public at heart, and this event is a
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Gambia: Crr Farmers Embark On Participatory Varietal Rice Selection in SapuGambia: Crr Farmers Embark On Participatory Varietal Rice Selection in Sapu

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Using knowledge to power agricultural innovation in Africa

Knowledge is the bedrock of information and a driving force in today’s world. The field of agriculture has a lot of information that can be harnessed to improve food security in Africa. However, some questions come to mind: Are we aware of the availability of such information? Who has acces to it? What information is the most important?

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Gambia: U.S.$26.6 Million Food and Agricultural Development Grant Ratified

 

Lawmakers at the National Assembly Tuesday unanimously considered and ratified a US$26.6M Grant Financing Agreement between the government of The Gambia and the African Development Bank (AfDB) for Food and Agriculture Sector Development Project (FASDEP).

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