Extension workers exposed to agric development techniques
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Extension workers at the Kuntaur Agriculture Station in the Central River Region north recently concluded a five-day training of trainers’ workshop, aimed at enhancing their capacities on basic livestock and horticultural development techniques. The synergy was organised by the Regional Agricultural Directorate with funds provided by the Livestock and Horticultural Development Project (LHDP).
the participants, who were certified at the end of the training, the regional
Agric director of the CRR north, Ousman Jammeh, underscored the importance of
the training, saying it had equipped the extension agents with the basic
concept of livestock and horticultural development techniques. He told the
participants that the objectives of LHDP project are among other things, to
reduce poverty, enhance knowledge and skills, and secure food and nutritional
security of women and youths, who are the most vulnerable.
the extension agents would go back to the communities and train them so that
they would fully understand the basic concepts and principles of
agro-enterprise development and promotion, importance and challenges facing
women entrepreneurs and youths under the purview of LHDP.
The governor of the region, Ganyie Touray, spoke at length on the importance of the LHDP project, noting that it encourages communities to embark on agro-forestry, which he said will preserve the land. He called on the participants to take up the challenges seriously, while thanking the Regional Agricultural directorate for their relentless efforts in making this training a successful one. Amongst the topics discussed during the training included fruit tree production, poultry and small ruminant breeding, marketing, pest and disease management, report writing, record keeping, and group formation.
Author: Lamin SM Jawo in CRR