Thursday, December 12, 2019

Farmer's Eye

FAO Capacitizes Extension Officers To Control Fall Army Worm

BY: LAMIN FATTY IN URRAs 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. DibbaThe 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. DibbaFarmers 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. DibbaForest 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 JallowPirang 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’ EyeThe 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 JallowBelgium 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...

Fisheries Stakeholders Hold Consultative Meeting

By: Louise JobeThe Sub Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) together with stakeholders, organized its 2nd consultative meeting on the Ethmalosa Fimbriata Bonga otherwise called ‘Kobo’ in...

Hippos Threaten Rice Production

Abdoulai G. DibbaFarmers in Central River Region North and South informed the Minister of Agriculture about the rampant of the hippopotamus in the region...

NADA’S Maiden Press Conference

By Yankuba JallowThe National Agro Dealers Association (NADA), have held their first press conference at the Cashew Alliance Building on Kairaba Avenue, to discuss...

GGC Kaur Depot Dysfunctional

Abdoulai G. DibbaThe Kaur Depot that used to decorticate groundnuts purchased from the “seccos” within that circle, has become un-operational for years now as...

Post Harvest Loss Reduction Management And Technique Training Starts

Abdoulai G. DibbaThe Department of Agriculture under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, has organized a five-day training in Post-Harvest Loss Reduction Management...