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The Gambia: AfDB Officials Meet Agric Minister


Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Amie Fabureh and her permanent Secretary Hasan Jallow met with Officials of the African Development Bank Group(AfDB) on Monday 21st February 2022 at Quadrangle in Banjul.

The AfDB group was headed by Dr. Joseph Martial Ribeiro Deputy director of the bank in West Africa.

The Minister met with the AfDB official to discuss measures on how to advance agriculture in the country and the second phase of the P2RS project.

Minister Fabureh assured AfDB officials that The Gambia has everything that it takes to ensure that the country has enough food.

In her statement, she said, “We have the land, we have the water. Our only challenge is technology”.

She also stated that the ministry is focusing on how to mechanize agriculture in the country, and the involvement of technology is needed to make this a reality.

Officials from the ministry welcomed any project that would be inclusive of the business community in the country.

The meeting was chaired by Musa M Humma, the deputy permanent secretary at the ministry of agriculture.