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GAF TO STOP RICE IMPORTATION

The Gambia Armed Forces is ready to embark on a multimillion dollar agricultural project that will achieve the long cherished ambition of providing food security for the people of the Gambia.

Lamin K. Sanyang, the GAF spokesperson  who, made this disclosure at a recent  press briefing at the defense headquarters, further indicated that the mega agric project is targeting an amount of 125,000,000$ (one hundred and twenty five million US dollars) because their aim is to acquire more than  50 hectares of land in Central River Region (CRR).

The GAF agricultural project focal person, Essa Tamba said  “with the partners we have  and the type of production  we want to embark on, if we are given  all the support by the government, within three years  this country  will not import rice  and the price  will be cheaper. We are very confident.”

Tamba went further to say that the project will not only stop at rice production but it will also include animal husbandry and poultry farming.

Image source: www.gaf.gm  and Momodou Jallow

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