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المنتدى العالمي المعني بالأمن الغذائي والتغذية

Re: Sustaining the Impact of Capacity Development Initiatives for African Youth in Agriculture

Halimatou Baldeh
Halimatou BaldehFood Safety and Quality Authority of the GambiaGambia

Africa is a youthful continent is as authentic as the holy books and the only way to ensure that Africa is self-sufficient in Food is by empowering our youthful population. Here in the Gambia the Government is doing all that is possible to ensure that the youths are empowered through agriculture. One of the Major activities embarked upon in my Agency right now is the training of youths on Good Agricultural Practices through Food Value Chain. Choosing casava as a main crop that every Gambian can cultivate is a positive way of helping youths to grow cassava in abundance so as to meet both local and international demand. We are anticipating that in the near future the Gambia will grow cassava in abundance using Good Agricultural Practices in order to be able to export cassava and cassava products to the most stringhten countries, such as the EU, which have very strict hygiene and safety procedures.