LIFE OF THE RURAL PEOPLE RURAL GAMBIA AT 50 PART FOUR FOCUS ON WATER

with Abdoulie Dibba

This Column is meant to monitor and report on issues that concern the people of the rural area in terms of how LIFE OF THE RURAL PEOPLE 4they are facilitating or hindering their development.

Rural development experts have argued that in order to broaden the opportunities for rural poverty reduction and economic growth, there is need for a broad approach to rural growth and emphasis on the larger rural non-farm economy. Continue reading

ENHANCING FOOD SECURITY AND THE INCOME OF FARMERS

This column is devoted to monitor and report on issues that relate to production, processing, preservation andKumbaSanyang marketing of Agricultural products with the ultimate goal of ensuring food security in the Gambia as well as the interventions of Government and Non-governmental Organizations.

In this edition and subsequent editions, Farmers’ Eye will focus on the Agricultural Programmes and projects to show where we are in our drive to ensure food security. Continue reading

“DRUDGERY A HINDERANCE TO OUR EDUCATIONAL EMPOWERMENT”- KADDY CEESAY

with Abdoulie G Dibba

This Column is meant to monitor and report on issues that concern the people of the rural area in terms of how LIFE OF THE RURAL PEOPLE 4they are facilitating or hindering their development.

This columnist has visited the Nuimis, Jokadu, Baddibous, Saloums and Lower Fulladou District in which he sought the opinion of women and young girls with regard to their daily drudgery and its impact on their educational and economic empowerment. Continue reading

REVIEW OF AGRIC PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS WHERE ARE WE AND WHAT’S GONE WRONG? PART 2

Abdoulie G Dibba

This column is devoted to monitor and report on issues that relate to production, processing, preservation and DYKE BUILT AT JUFFUREH BY THE ADWAC TO CONTROL SALT INTRUSION INTO RICE FIELDSmarketing of agricultural produce aimed at ensuring food security in the Gambia as well as the interventions of Government and Non-governmental Organizations in this regard.

In this edition and subsequent editions, Farmers’ Eye will focus on the Agricultural Programmes and projects to show where the country is now in its drive to ensure food security. Continue reading

RURAL POVERTY IN GAMBIA

with Abdoulie Dibba

This Column is meant to monitor and report on issues that concern the people of the rural area in terms of howRURAL POVERTY IN GAMBIA they are facilitating or hindering their development.

According to the United Nations Development Programme’s 2014 human development index, The Gambia is one of Africa’s smallest and poorest nations, ranking 172 out of 186 countries in the world, poverty is widespread, Continue reading