Improving on its existing agricultural structure, the Regional Rice Value Chain Development project was recently launched at Wassu Youth Center in Central River Region (CRR) North, in the Gambia. This was done to enlighten rice cultivators in CRR about the new project introduced to improve quality rice cultivation in the region.

The Governor of the Central River Region, Sheriff Abba Sanyang, urged farmers and people of the region to ensure the sustainability of the project while getting the best of it. Furthermore, he mentioned the need for access roads for farms, markets to sell their products, tractors, power tiller among other farming tools, all of which will help the development of the Agribusiness sector.

Giving remarks on the project, Ebrima Sisawo, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture urged beneficiaries to make the best use of the project in developing the rice sectors in the area, while Hon. Alhagie Sillah, the National Assembly Member for the Niani constituency described the project as ‘very important and timely for the region’.

In the magnitude in which it comes, it is expected that the Project will help develop agricultural practices in the CRR area.