NBR farmers trained on food security
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Livestock Horticultural Development Project (LHDP) in collaboration with the
Regional Agricultural Directorate of Kerewan recently concluded a three-day
capacity development on food security for livestock owners and vegetable
The training, which was held at Njawara
Agricultural Training Centre in the North Bank Region (NBR) focused on
vegetable production, pest and disease management, post-harvest, marketing,
group formation and management, small ruminant production and poultry.
the programme, Dr. Saihou E Sanyang, the Regional Agricultural director
underscored the importance LHDP and the Department of Agriculture attaches to
food security, livestock and small ruminant’s development and nutritional
status of farmers.
He said the
primary aim of LHDP is to complement government’s efforts in enhancing the
capacity of farmers in food security, income,promoting farming as profitable venture and poverty reduction. He also
thanked farmers in the project intervention communities for their commitment
and support in effective execution of poultry development, small ruminants and
part, Momodou Darboe, the Regional Livestock officer noted that the project
would support farmers in poultry production, small ruminant and vegetable
production on a large scale, with the objective of empowering farmers and make
farming more profitable and attractive.
Speaking earlier, Mama Manneh of Njawara
Agricultural Training Centre (NATC) thanked NBR Regional Agricultural
Directorate and LHDP for promoting farmers capacity in food security and
sustainable income generation through vegetable and livestock production.
youths to make best use of the opportunity provided by government to enhance
effect participation in national development. He tasked the beneficiary
communities to endeavour to sustain the projects to bring about meaningful
development and poverty reduction.
The LHDP monitoring and evaluation component, Sheriff Sanyang thanked farmers for their support and cooperation in project implementation, noting that capacity enhancement is central in project activities, as it would enhance farmers’ capacity in food production.
“The project was designed to respond to government decentralisation process, by empowering communities to select their projects and take the lead in the implementation,” he revealed. He thanked the Regional Agricultural Directorate for their invaluable support to the project and farmers in the attainment of food security.
Author: Alhagie Babou Jallow in NBR