Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Farmer's Eye

Has The Constraints been Addressed?

This column is devoted to monitor and report on issues that relate to production, processing, preservation and marketing of agricultural produce aimed at ensuring...

Life Of The Rural People Gambia @ 53 Numu Kunda...

This Column has been dormant for some time, due to the engagement of the Columnist in the recent Local Government franchise that ended on...

Secco Managers Demand 25 Percent Commission GGC MD Responds

Abdoulai G. Dibba Secco Managers (Buying Points), have lamented the delay of paying their 25 percent commission from the National Food Security, Processing and Marketing...

Is The Government Preparing For The Cropping Season?

QUESTION OF THE DAY The rainy season is fast approaching and some farmers have already cleared their fields while others are doing so. Farmers are...

Updated National Seed Policy Validated

Abdoulai G. Dibba The National Seed Secretariat in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, on Tuesday 17th April 2018, validated...

FAO Capacitizes Extension Officers To Control Fall Army Worm

BY: LAMIN FATTY IN URR As part of national efforts in mitigating the impacts of a notorious crop pest called Fall Army Worm FAW, the...

National Horticultural Show Held

Abdoulai G. Dibba The Department of Horticultural Services under the Department of Agriculture, with funding from the National Land Development and water Management Project (NEMA),...

When And How Will Farmers Be Supplied With Seeds And Fertilisers?

QUESTION OF THE DAY Farmers are asking when and how the government is going to supply them seeds and fertiliser. The farmers are concerned that without...

Secco Managers Lament Lack Of Cash

Abdoulai G. Dibba “Secco” Managers within the Barra, Kerewan, Kaur and Kuntuar GGC Depot circles have informed this medium that the last time they received...

Threat To Food Security Spotted In Gambia Fao, Partners Mount...

The Fall Army Worm (FAW), a destructive and dreadful crop pest which poses a great threat to food security, was spotted in the Gambia...

Delay In Discharge Of Nuts Causes Lack Of Cash In Seccos-Secco...

Abdoulai G. Dibba ‘Seccos’ Managers have lamented that the delay in the discharge of vehicles with nuts at the National Food Security Processing and Marketing...

Farmers Lament Lack of Cash at “Seccos” to Buy Nuts

Farmers in the country have lamented the lack of cash in their respective ‘seccos’ or buying centres at the GGC Depot in Kerewan. Farmers indicated...

FAO, Agric. Ministry Sensitize Stakeholders On FAW

By Fatoumatta K Jallow/Abdoulai G. Dibba  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, on Saturday...

Farmers Call On Government To Address Problem Pose By Migratory Birds

Abdoulai G. Dibba Farmers in Jarra East, have called on Government to address the issue of the migratory birds that is devastating their rice fields,...

FFF Stakeholders Meet To Assess Progress

Abdoulai G. Dibba Forest and Farm Facility initiative (FFF) together with stakeholders, have recently met at Tendaba Camp in the Lower River Region, to assess...

Crisis, Agric Minister Vows To Resolve Issue Pirang Women Gardeners In

By Mustapha Jallow Pirang women gardeners have expressed their dissatisfaction on crop losses and other damages caused by stray animals into their gardens, destroying their...

Drop In Crop Production Will Increase If Threat Posed By Migratory...

Abdoulai G. Dibba Assessment done by the Ministry of Agriculture has revealed that the country’s total agricultural production for the 2017 cropping season, will drop...

Groundnut Trade Season, Price Announced

Abdoulai G. Dibba. Columnist, Farmers’ Eye The National Food Security Processing and Marketing Corporation (NFSC), formerly known as Gambia Groundnut Corporation (GGC), have announced the...

Over D2M Worth of Materials Arrive For Onward Distribution

By Mustapha Jallow Belgium Friends of The Gambia (BFoTG), an organization sponsoring over 300 students within Greater Banjul Area, arrived in the country to distribute...

6,000 Tons Of Paddy Rice Lost In 2017 Cropping Season

Abdoulai G. Dibba Col. Seedy Baldeh, the manager of the former president’s rice fields in Pacharr, has informed the Minister of Agriculture that 1,350 hectares...

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