NACOFAG and Partners support Over 500 farmers with Seeds for 2023 farming season.

The National Coordinating Organization for Farmers Associations the Gambia NACOFAG in collaboration and support from the Global Agriculture Food Security Project GAFSP under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and its Central Project Coordinating Unit CPCU is indeed grateful to the GAFSP Project management team for supporting Nacofag to mobilize over 500 family farmers, Smallholder and master farmers with GROUNDNUTS, MAIZE, COWPEA CERTIFIED SEEDS, CASSAVA STICKS, and ORANGE POTATO Flesh for the 2023 farming season.

According to  Alieu Sowe, National Coordinator
NACOFAG,  the support will go a long way toward meeting household food, nutrition, income, and employment security, especially for small-scale farmers. Nacofag family farmers and master farmers assured commitment towards making good use of the seeds for increased production and productivity as a key outcome of the project as well as responding to the Organization 2021 to 2025 strategy plan supported by FAO and ROOTS project. By extension, NACOFAG Leadership and Management thanked National Seed Secretariat  by certifying the seeds and the Department of Agriculture through its Regional Directorates for the distribution of the support to the doorsteps of the farmers

“. In line with the above, we are equally thankful for those projects that provided seeds support to Farmers such as GIRAV, and ROOTS among others. NACOFAG Regional Field Assistant staff in collaboration with the regional Directorates as well as the project team will embark on a monitoring exercise to assess the progress of the season. Speaking on behalf of the master farmers Isatou Ceesay of Mamudfana thanked the Ministry of Agriculture, GAFSP, and NACOFAG for their support. Thanks to all for the collaboration on behalf of the farmers and farmers’ organizations in the Gambia. Merci.” said Alieu Sowe

Similar statements were made by Mangansa Jabbie of Basse Dampha Kunda URR, Aja Nanding Jabbie of Bakadagi CRRN, Aja Fullo Drammeh of Jimara Bakadagi, Hamang Komma of Kuntaur Wassu CRR. North, Michelle Mendy Essau NBR, Awa Gaye of Kerr Jarga among others.
NACOFAG thereby has started negotiations for marketing the harvest at the end of the season in partnership with the World Food Program WFP and the Ministry of Education Home Grown School Feeding Program. The Organization said they will  continue to encourage farmers through contract farming negotiations thanks to the GIRAV Project for their  interventions