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November 27, 2011

Gambia receives $12 million grant to enhance agricultural productivity

by Lamin Jahateh

The Gambian National Assembly recently ratified a grant financing agreement amounting to SDR4, 600, 000 [equivalent to US$12million] that was given to the Gambia government by the International Development Association for the financing of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP).

Tabling the grant financing agreement before the National Assembly for ratification, Mamburay Njie, the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, said the project constitutes part of the first phase of the programme and consists of enabling conditions of the sub-regional cooperation in generation, dissemination and adaption of agricultural technologies; strengthening of the research system in the region as well as funding of the demand and driving technological generation through provision of research plan and project coordination and management, monitoring and evaluation.

The Gambian Banker

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