The West African Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) Tuesday donated seeds, fertilizer and insect sprayers to the Yundum Barracks, the University of The Gambia (UTG) and the Gambia College. The presentation ceremony was held at the WAAPP head office in Abuko.
Speaking at the ceremony, Sheikh Tijan Sosseh explained that WAAPP is funded by the World Bank and the Spanish government. He further explained that the project has four main components, one of which is to improve regional cooperation and integration, which has supported 100 communal gardens.
Major Timothy Sanyang, the commanding officer at the Yundum Barracks, thanked the management committee of WAAPP. He said that they have a plot of land allocated for vegetable gardening and have been collaborating with the National Research Institute (NARI), which provided them technical assistance.
For his part, Jenung Manneh, the registrar/secretary at the UTG, expressed gratitude to WAAPP, saying that he is convinced that with their assistance, the School of Agriculture would continue to produce knowledgeable graduates in agric courses who will either progress into higher education or continue to make their mark in this specialist field.
Yassin Khan, the Monitoring and Evaluation officer of WAAPP, presented the materials to the various representatives of the beneficiary institutions.