Agric Minister Briefs Ifad On The Status Of Agriculture In The Gambia

Minister Fabureh pointed out that poverty in the Gambia is usually concentrated in rural areas largely characterised by fragile ecosystems. She said areas alongside the Gambia River are endowed with natural assets but constantly degraded and lack applicable infrastructure and public services.

Matarr Touray, a Senior Economist on the agency says that value reduction within the space of internet tariff has been realized, although affordability stays a challenge which makes it beyond the reach of common Gambian. Sulayman Gaye, the Customer Care Supervisor of telecoms service supplier, Comium admits that contemplating the earning of an ordinary Gambian, the price of web remains to be a bit costly. However, he mentioned the worth of the web is going down drastically in comparison with a decade in the past.

Momodou Bah, a freelance journalist working for international media shops, needs common web entry to get close to news and to disseminate news. But not even his status as a heavyweight journalist with good paycheck exempts him from feeling the warmth of high web value. As a community, we do a lot of stay streaming and that requires a lot of internet.

In March 2013, FIFA named Gassama as one of the fifty potential referees for the 2014 World Cup. On 15 January 2014, FIFA introduced that he would be one of the 25 referees for the event. The last event of the sixth edition of the CHAN competitors designed exclusively for players featuring of their home leagues shall be held from April 2020 in the cities of Yaounde, Garoua, Douala and Limbe. Gambia’s highest standing performer and Africa’s best Referee Bakary Papa Gassama will be a part of the panel on Video Assistant Refereeing whereas Abdul Aziz Bolel Jawo joins his colleagues as assistant referee. Minister for Agriculture Amie Fabureh was just lately in Rome, Italy to attend the forty third session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Develop .

Sometimes you wonder if it’s value paying a lot for web if you anticipate to pay salaries and make earnings,” says Fatou Touray, the CEO of Kerr Fatou, an online media outlet which produces and disseminates completely different TV programmes online. IFAD invests in rural individuals by empowering them to reduce poverty and improve meals security. It is estimated that IFAD has offered over US$22.4 billion in grants. IFAD is a world monetary institution and a UN specialised company primarily based in Rome. He hails the creation of ACE submarine cable which was launched in 2012 in addition to the national fiber spine towards relieving access value and the price of the internet. Gassama high the benefit listing of video assistant referees for the sixth version of the championships.

These areas according to the Minister are inhabited by food insecure communities, malnourished youngsters, ladies and younger individuals that are mostly susceptible to local weather change. She noted that these challenges are amplified by weak public institutions and private service operators, high inhabitants development, low agricultural productiveness, and restricted entry to assets.

In a rustic where many individuals reside on hand-to-mouth system, average month-to-month earnings spent to purchase mobile information or broadband packages cost greater than the whole salaries of a lot of full-time staff. Internet usage has grown tremendously in The Gambia over the previous decade. Smartphone penetration has spiked, resulting to the growth of mobile information. Most of the native internet customers today access the web through their phone knowledge. Comium Building alongside Kairaba AvenueThe Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is mandated to control internet service providers and their services.

The Minister accompanied by her Permanent Secretary Momodou Mbye Jabang briefed the organisation about the status of agriculture within the nation.