Monday, 22 April 2019
By Muhammed S. Bah

Gambia: Army to Begin Large Scale Agricultural Production

The Gambia National Army through AGCO Corporation an American Company based in South Africa will begin large scale agricultural production.

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This project is aimed at achieving major food security in the country. President Barrow on Monday, April 08, 2019 received stakeholders of the scheme, the heads of the armed forces and their partners from South Africa, AGCO Corporation - to acquire firsthand detailed information about the fundamental components of the project, according to a Press statement from State House.

The partners and the army command had a series of discussion with the president who welcomed the project that is expected to meaningfully bring changes that could benefit ordinary Gambians.

 

Nuradin Osman, Vice President and General Manager of the Africa Group of the ACGO said their company is the third largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment in the world, and second in poultry productions and eggs. The project concept is to take security beyond the armed security to food security.

The statement discloses President Barrow's assurance of his office's support to bring the objectives of this project to success. The statement stated that "The President added that such initiatives present ample opportunities for members of the security services to acquire useful lifelong skills that could be utilised even after active duties."

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