The Ministry of Agriculture under the stewardship of Honourable Amie Fabureh on Friday 27th March 2020, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AgroInPro a Vietnam private rice investment firm. The ceremony was held at the Ministry’s Conference Room in Banjul.
In her statement at the ceremony the Hon. Minister for Agriculture Amie Fabureh expressed her ministry desires to expedite the development processes in making the Gambia self-sufficient in rice, poultry and vegetables production. She said the coming of the Vietnam private business in rice production is timely and her Ministry will support their agenda because it is part of the sector priority and flagship in the country’s blue print.
The Hon. Minister further requested from AgroInPro Dak Lac to help support the improvement of the Mixed Farming Centres, in the area of Vegetables production, Poultry and small ruminants Production in the drive to make The Gambia self-sufficiency in foods consumed by Gambians.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Momodou Mbye Jabang called on the AgroInPro firm to help fast tracking the process especially in this trying moment when the whole world is being face by the deadly ‘pandemic’ Coronavirus. He said the Ministry is looking forward in working with the Vietnam firm to improve agriculture in the country.
The representatives of the Vietnam firm assured Hon. Fabureh that that they would transfer the knowledge and expertise in Vietnam to The Gambia. And they are hopeful that the Gambia would be rice sufficient within the next two to three years.
The signing ceremony was attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Hon. Henry Gomez, President Barrow’s youth adviser.
By Momodou Kanteh, Information Officer MoA.