ActionAid International The Gambia has presented mobile phones to farmers for use in the sharing of market information. The initiative is part of a broader intervention in agricultural marketing that ActionAid will be engaged in to eliminate long transaction chains, lack of transparency and standards and insufficient market access which result in low incomes for women farmers.
‘Interesting and empowering’, ‘very relevant’, ‘the lessons I have learnt are core to what I will be doing’, - these are just a few of the comments made by participants at the end of a two week workshop on Governance organized by ActionAid International The Gambia.
The Head of ActionAid’s Country Coordination for the West Africa Country Group Cardinal Uwishaka left The Gambia on Monday 6th August after a four day working visit, his first to The Gambia since he took office in June 2012.
Following a severe drought and food crisis which is affecting almost 700,000 in the country, ActionAid The Gambia has started distributing relief supplies to those affected in our Local Rights Programmes.