FAO has purchased more than half a million worth of goods in the technical cooperation program.Support for Urban / Perry: Urban Women’s Sustainable Development and Marketing. ”
The intervention will implement Gambia’s International Fruit and Vegetable Year, 2021, Action Decade 2021-2030 and Agenda 2030.
Dr. Mustafa Seisay, Assistant FAO Representative in charge of Programs, presented the items on behalf of the FAO through the Department of Agriculture.
In a brief presentation at the HTS campus in Baku, CCC said the aim of the GMD 24.7 million project is to empower women and improve their livelihoods and nutrition to become sustainable producers in the fishing and vegetable value chains. Condition.
The project is aimed at women farmers in urban and urban areas, and FAO support is part of the Gambian government’s efforts to achieve its national development goals and support the national response to the HIV-19 epidemic, he said.
The project aims to alleviate problems in horticulture and productivity in Gambia.
According to the National Development Plan 2018 – 2021 and the FAO Gambia Programming Framework 2018 – 2021, fruit and vegetable development is a priority for both the Gambian government and the FAO.
The FAO recognizes the role of women in the horticulture sector.
Mr. Sarang Jobarteh, Deputy Director General of the Department of Agriculture, thanked him for what he described as a “huge gesture”.
They advise consumers to use their products wisely to improve their living and earning a living.
“FAO has been providing invaluable services to Gambia for four decades and remains our cultural and most trusted partner in the agricultural sector.
Ramata Gigo, Director of Vegetable and Technical Services at the Department of Agriculture, and Ramatuli Hyde Sanyang, Director of Urban Agriculture, both argued that the intended beneficiaries would make the best use of the donation and increase their production and productivity.
To promote improved food and nutrition security and economic development, they recommend developing joint nurseries and adjusting good agronomical practices.
On behalf of the users, Bakoteh Ms. Mama Jamba expressed her gratitude.
The production of horticultural crops has been identified as a way to improve the country’s food and nutritional security and to break the Gambia’s economic base by increasing dependence on the country’s producers.
The sub-sector currently contributes about 4% of GDP and accounts for about 65% of agricultural labor. While the Horticultural Value Chain has great potential and optimism, it faces challenges related to input and service supply, production, post-production losses, processing and marketing.
Similarly, Gambia continues to import large quantities of fruits and vegetables compared to neighboring countries.
Increasing revenue, increasing export revenue and contributing to socio-economic development is a major challenge on how to transform the sub-sector into a market-oriented approach.
In addition, the Gambia National Development Plan (2018-2021) identifies horticulture as a major sub-sector for the introduction of fruit and vegetable import substitutes. Much needs to be done to improve productivity and accelerate agricultural industries and value added.