Wednesday, May 9, 2018

FAO pays over D12M to more than 900 food insecure farmers in CRR

Farmers in the Central River Region (CRR) have described an intervention led by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) as ‘life changing’ that paid them more than 12 million dalasis within six months.

The initiative name “Cash For Work” targeted to help contribute to building the resilience of vulnerable communities in the Central River Region who were hard-hit by the effects of climate change induced phenomenon such as erratic and poor rainfall, drought, floods and marauding hippos in 2017. FAO in close partnership with the soil and water management unit of the Department of Agriculture, regional agricultural directorates in Sapu and Kuntaur and the Gambia Red Cross Society rolled out a six-month “Cash for Work... Read More