3% of Gambia’s arable land under irrigation

  • by Sanna Camara
  • May 14, 2021 10:56

FAO calls for 1Million Silos for Smallholder FarmersThe Gambia Agriculture and Food Security Project said the country’s small holder farming sector produces low and unpredictable yields, is highly susceptibility to droughts and erratic climate patterns, and is essentially rain-fed, with only 3% of the arable land estimated to be under irrigation.According to FAO, Smallholders are small-scale farmers, pastoralists, forest keepers, fishers who manage areas varying from less than one hectare to 10 hectares. Smallholders are characterized by family-focused motives such as favouring the stability of the farm household system, using mainly family labour for production and using part of th ...