ActionAid values transparency and accountability- Kanyi
The Project manager responsible for the Promotion of Agro-ecology and Eco-restoration practices in CRR South and NBR, Mr. Foday Kanyi, has said that ActionAid values transparency and accountability, the two he said are always considered during the selection of the most vulnerable or needy farmers. He made the remarks during a handing over of 96 tons of assorted seeds and cereals (Groundnut, Paddy Rice, Millet and Maize) worth over 2.6 million to 30 beneficiary communities.
The project he added has committed a huge sum of money for the communities but advised that its sustainability lies in the hands of the farmers despite the challenges faced with climate change.
Kanyi also challenged the beneficiary committees to keep proper records of the beneficiaries and be proactive in monitoring to ensure success at the end of the programme.
ActionAid International The Gambia in partnership with the Njawara Training Centre (NATC), recently got a 824,615.00 Euros funding from the European Union to support the most vulnerable smallholder farmers (women and youth). The project has an overall objective of contributing to job creation and food security for women and youth through agro-ecology and resilience building, to mitigate irregular migration.
The specific objective is to scale up the adaptive capacities of women and youth on sustainable agriculture and climate change through agro-ecology and resilience practices and eco-restoration.
Alkalos, VDC chairpersons, cross-section of women and youth, representative from Sitanunku, Kerr mama, Munyagen, Jalaba, Nana Ba and Misera toben where the stores are located also attended the event. As beneficiaries, they commended both the implementing partners for their foresight and timely intervention, while promising to properly utilize the funds.
Fafa O. Cham the LRP manager highlighted the importance of the support and noted that the beneficiaries should know the relevance of the Project to their lives and livelihoods, as seeds are one of the most priorities for farmers, without seeds production and productivity is limited.
The project has targets 1,860 Women and Youths as direct beneficiaries, while 32,137 people in the southern bank of the Central and Northern Regions will benefit from improved capacities on climate resilience sustainable agriculture and food security and employment.