Tourism and Agriculture are considered to be the main movers of the growth of the Gambian Economy. The production of groundnuts is the driving force of the agricultural sector. Prior to the growing of the crop,
Foroyaa does alert the government of the need for fertilizer to be at affordable prices because of the reduced fertility of the soil. Eventually it became more expensive than expected and the participation of unlicensed agents increased the prices beyond the D700 that was fixed as its market price.
Now we are moving towards the trade season. Will the farmers be offered prices that are at par with what is offered in Senegal to motivate them to sell their nuts in the Gambia? That is the question that the government and the National Food Security Processing and Marketing Corporation should answer. The future will tell.