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Framework for Smallholder Agriculture Program Validated

Dawda Badjie, Deputy Director of the National Environment Agency (NEA) together with stakeholders, on Tuesday 6th June 2021 validated the Environment and Social Management framework for Resilience of Organizations on Transformative smallholder Agriculture Program (ROOTS) at a local hotel. According to the authorities of the NEA and stakeholders, the ROOTS project intends to capitalize on the IFAD experience in reducing poverty in the Gambia, by supporting women resilience and youth i

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Fire Outbreak Ravages Pipes of Golden Lead Fishmeal Factory

A fire outbreak at the dumpsite behind Golden Lead Fishmeal Factory in Gunjur Beach on the 1st July, 2021 had caught many pipes that belong to Golden Lead Fishmeal Factory which are laid a few metres away from the factory. The cause of the inferno is unknown. People on the beach and Golden Lead tried to extinguish it and they were partly successful. Fire and rescue service from the airport came after more than two hours. According to a fire service officer in

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Letter from Muhammed Ceesay, Project Manager, Activista/Gambia

A lethal product of Capitalism Final Part Scientific timelines on global temperatures indicate that, 2020, five years after the Paris Agreement, was one of the warmest years in the annals of global climate history. This should not be surprising, anyway! Because in the late 1950s, scientists warned that carbon dioxide was building up [in the atmosphere] and that this could be a problem. And by the late 1970s, they knew this accumulatio

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World Food Program Hands Over Four Automated Weather Stations to Government

The United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) with funding from the European Union, on Wednesday 30th June 2021, handed over four automated weather stations to Government through the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters (MoFWR-NAMs). According to Fisheries Minister James F.P. Gomez who received the gesture with delight, the automated weather stations will increase the capacity of staff in monitoring and forecasting the weather and climate. H

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COP26 Regional Ambassador to Engage Gambia on Mitigating Climate Change

Janet Rogan, the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) Regional Ambassador for West Africa, has on Thursday 24 th June 2021 visited The Gambia where she is expected to engage the government and stakeholders about ways to mitigate climate change. Rogan is also expected to engage the government on the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) commitments ahead of the COP26 summit. "Like in the Gambia, there is the possibility of saltwater making its way to the farmlands which

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Potable Water Remains A Challenge To Thousands Of URR Inhabitants

Thousands of inhabitants in the Upper River Region (URR) are still decrying the unabated challenge to access potable water on a daily basis. Perai Tenda in Tumanna district, a community with over two thousand inhabitants, is currently relying on open wells as their source of drinkable water. The community's only 34-year-old hand pump is presently out of use. Perai Tenda is among the biggest communities in Tumanna district and is also among the oldest and historical settle

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Ecosystem Restoration in The Gambia

Welcome to another edition of the Environment and in this week's Edition of the Column, we bring you a statement from Kemo Fatty of Green-up Gambia, in an interview that this Columnist had with Mustapha Manneh, an environmental activist, during the commemoration of World Environment Day (WED), and the underlying realities of the aquatic ecosystems of the country. Every 5th June, WED is celebrated around the globe and this year's theme for the celebration was themed on 'Ecosystem Rest

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NUMEROUS FISH FOUND ON SANYANG BEACHES

By Hatab Nyang A large quantity of fish have been found on the beaches of Sanyang this week. Conlan, the proprietor of Bees Mouth Eco-Lodge on Sanyang beach on her part said that she went out from her lodge few days ago to the beach. 'What I saw is thousands and thousands of dead fishes lying on the beach wasted while most Gambians are hungry, which could have made me cry,' she said. Sanyang beach according to many is the most beautiful beach in the country a

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SEASONAL RAINFALL PREDICTION FOR JULY-AUGUST- SEPTEMBER (JAS) 2021 SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GAMBIA

(Courtesy of the Department of Water Resources) Welcome to another edition of the Environment Column and in this edition, we bring you the July-August-September (JAS) 2021 seasonal rainfall prediction from the Department of Water Resources (DWR). But before delving into the seasonal rainfall predictions from the DWR, readers are informed that the JAS 2021 rainfall season has commenced on time as exactly predicted by the DWR report. This year's rainfall started in the early hours of Tuesday, 9th

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Dive into Gambia's Resilient Sea-grass Project

Resilient Sea-grass is a project introduced in The Gambia and seven other neighboring countries in order to enhance and map out sea-grass locations in various parts of these countries. The project is in Senegal, Sierra Leone, Cape Verde, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau and the Gambia with the sole objective to "conserve sea-grass to save marine diversity and enhance socio-economic development." According to ''Resilencesea.org'' site, the projects in the aforesaid countries will "evaluate the regio

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Court Hands Over Confiscated Containers of Rosewood to the State

Over 17 containers of rosewoods- banned timber species under the protection of International Trade in Endangered Spices of Wild Flora and Fauna CITES, packed at Buffer Zone and confiscated by the State, has been handed back to the State by the Brikama Magistrate's Court. Speaking to this medium at his office, Mr. Lamin Bajo, Regional Forest Officer, said the court has released an order for the logs to be given to the state. "As we speak, the order has been released since a week back," he said. "

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Ministry Mapping Out Ways of Addressing Brikama Fish Market Sanitary Problems

The acting permanent secretary at Ministry of Fisheries, Mr. Omar Gibba, said his ministry is working hand-in-glove with GamWorks to conduct a feasibility study and look for funds to provide the necessary services for the management of the Ice-plant and Brikama Area council with regard to the sanitary problems at the fish market. Mr. Gibba said the feasibility studies would be led by GamWorks. According to Gibba, he had meeting with GamWorks yesterday upon agreeing that they (GamWorks) will come

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