Insuring Small Farmers against Price and Climate VolatilityAfrican Development Bank | 27 Oct 2011
Experts said that of the 800 million people considered malnourished worldwide, 190 million resided in sub-Saharan Africa. The hunger and malnourishment situation in Africa indicated a big lag in the accomplishment one item of the Millennium Development Goal, which includes eradicating extreme...
US-based Gambians give to flood victimsDaily Observer | 10 Jan 2011
The Gambian American Association (GAA), the Gambian Christian People's Association of Metro DC (GCPA-DC), and the Bantaba Group in Washington DC,USA on Friday donated items worth D450, 000 to flood victims, through the Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS), at a presentation ceremony held at the GRCS headquarters in Kanifing.
Gambia: Families Left Homeless by Floodsips.org | 06 Jan 2011
Amie Manneh and her family lived securely in their single-bedroom home in Bundung, 15 kilometers from the capital, Banjul. Then their home was destroyed by heavy rainfall in September. Since then Amie, her husband and six children have been living in the damaged house. All of us sleep here, my husband and our six children, she said, pointing at the small room – part of which is severely cracked, making it not only vulnerable to the weather but also to rats.
Gambia: 1.5 Million Children Die of Diarrhoea Yearly As Country Observes Global Handwashing DayAllAfrica.com | 26 Oct 2010
The Deputy Permanent Secretary, Finance and Administration at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Abdou Karim Sonko, has said that 1.5 million children under five years die yearly due to diarrhoea related illnesses. "Poor hygiene and lack of access to sanitation together contribute to about 88 percent of deaths from diarrhoeal diseases, accounting for 1.5 million diarrhoea-related under-five deaths each year", he said.
Gambia: Protecting Our EnviromentAllAfrica.com | 21 Jun 2010
The Gambia as we all know is a sahelian country; this implies that the country lies within the sub-tropical savanna belt and prone to desertification. Conservation and protection of our environment should be the concern of all. We urge every citizen of this country to take advantage of this rainy season to launch a green revolution by planting a tree so that we can collectively save the country from the double menace of deforestation and desertification.
Gambia: NEA Inspector Testifies in Anti-Littering CaseAllAfrica.com | 18 Jun 2010
Ndenneh Nying, an inspector at the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Wednesday testified as prosecution witness PW1 in the ongoing anti-littering charge of allowing waste water into the public street leveled against one Omar Ceesay before Magistrate MLK Bojang at the Brikama Magistrates Court.
Gambia: Environmentalists Hold Workshop On Claim ProjectAllAfrica.com | 17 Jun 2010
Stakeholders on the environment recently held a day's workshop, on Community Livelihood Advancement through Integrated Environmental Management (CLAIM) project in Bwiam Foni Kansala. Manneh further said that the strategic approach to the implementation of the project include; Creating linkages and...
Gambia: Forestry Management Training Ends in CRRAllAfrica.com | 11 Jun 2010
The Ministry of Forestry and the Environment organised a two-day workshop for community forest committees on community forestry management, forest concept, forestry fire management and simple records keeping in Janjangbureh, Central River Region (CRR).
Gambia: Belgian Students Organise Beach Cleaning ExerciseAllAfrica.com | 11 Jun 2010
Fien Courtens and Tracy Djan, Belgian students who are on a voluntary teaching practice in The Gambia, Saturday organised a cleaning exercise at the Atlantic Hotel beach side in Banjul.She added that they also realised that some parts of the beach are dirty and should be kept clean. According to...
Banjul Submerges In Flood Watersforoyaa.gm | 15 Sep 2009
The people and residents of the capital city of Banjul on Wednesday 9th August experienced severe flooding as a result of the heavy down pour of rain. This reporter visited some places and compounds and spoke to victims on their concerns.
Thirteen Wild Animal Species Extinct -Minister ChamAllAfrica.com | 15 Sep 2009
Momodou Kotu Cham, the minister of Forestry and the Environment, last Thursday, informed members of the National Assembly that 13 species of wild animals have extinct. Among them, he said, include elephant, giraffe and lion.
Minister Saho, others return from World Climate ConferenceDaily Observer | 14 Sep 2009
Antouman Saho, minister of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, accompanied by senior government officials, recently returned from the third World Climate Conference which ended on Friday, 4th September, 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, a press release sent to the Daily Observer revealed.
BANJUL FLOODSDaily Observer | 11 Sep 2009
The torrential rain that gripped the Greater Banjul Area in the early hours of Wednesday morning, September 9, had left streets of Banjul, flooded and forced some families , shopkeepers and canteens owners to spend the rest of the day draining the water away.
Protect our environmentDaily Observer | 02 Sep 2009
It is not unusual for trucks to be seen carrying huge amout of timber along our streets and highways. It is important for those involved in such a business to overlook profit and consider the repercussions of deforestation on the society. Forests have a huge impact on the environment.
Illegal felling of trees is drastically declining -Principal forestry officerDaily Observer | 01 Sep 2009
The principal forestry officer of Brikama, Western Region, Abdoulie Sanneh, has said that the illegal felling of trees is drastically declining in his region, noting that this development came as a result of the introduction of the Forestry Policy Act and Regulation, which has been used in the region to sensitise the people.
NRM benchmark indicators study validatedDaily Observer | 28 Aug 2009
The government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Agriculture, recently validated a study on the national resources management benchmark indicators at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi.
Let's go greenDaily Observer | 07 Aug 2009
The Gambia government continues to provide Gambians with quite a number of alternatives, which, if adhered to, will lead to our total liberation from poverty to more development.