Gambia: Women Farmers Transform Rural Sector


With adequate tools, training, and support provided by organizations like the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Women farmers in Gambia have assumed a more central role in supporting their families and feeding their communities.


VIDEO: Gambia's First Woman Chief Rings in Changes

Fatou Danso is a farmer, but she is also The Gambia's first female village chief. Fatou has introduced many other firsts to her village. The land here ... see more »

  • Gambia:  Women and Farmland for Food Security

    The Daily Observer, 16 October 2012

    Women's fundamental contributions in their households, food production systems and national economies are increasingly acknowledged, within Africa and by the international ... read more »

  • Gambia:  FAO Boosts Women Gardeners in Niumi

    The Daily Observer, 8 April 2011

    The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), through its Central Emergency Relief Fund Project, recently donated garden seeds and fertilizers to women's gardeners of Sita Nunku and ... read more »

  • Gambia:  EIF Provides Farming Inputs to Three Women Gardens

    FOROYAA Newspaper, 9 February 2012

    The women horticultural gardeners in the settlements of Brufut, Kembujeh and Lamin have during the course of last week, through the Gambia Horticultural Producers and Exporters ... read more »

  • Gambia:  Women Vow to Ensure Food Self-Sufficiency in Rice If...

    FOROYAA Newspaper, 10 August 2009

    The women of Kaur Janneh Kunda in Lower Saloum, in the north of Central River Region told this reporter that they could produce rice above what they need for domestic consumption ... read more »

  • Gambia:  FAO Boss Impressed With Gambian Women

    The Daily Observer, 24 June 2009

    Dr Babagana Ahmadu, the country representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in The Gambia, has expressed satisfaction over the commitment ... read more »

  • Gambia:  Women Gardeners Brim With Confidence

    FOROYAA Newspaper, 5 May 2009

    The women at the Bakau Horticultural Garden, opposite Radio Gambia, have on the 26 April, 2009 informed this reporter that they would be in a position to contribute in providing ... read more »