Gambia

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Gambia is located in West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Senegal. The climate is tropical, with a hot rainy season and a cooler dry season.

 

AGRICULTURE

Despite its limited agricultural resources, Gambia’s small-scale food processing facilities are growing. Roughly 75 percent of the population relies on the agriculture sector, which makes up one-fifth of the GDP, to support their livelihoods. The banking sector has also become a significant factor in the country’s GDP along with commodity exports such as peanut products, fish and cotton lint.

CHALLENGES

Environmental issues facing Gambia include deforestation, desertification and a prevalence of water-borne diseases.

Of the total land area, 39.82 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, while no measurable amount of the total land supports permanent crops such as fruit- and nut-bearing trees.

PRODUCTS

Cassava

Maize

Millet

Palm Kernels

Peanuts

Rice

Sesame

Sorghum

Projects in Gambia

IFDC is improving the supply of fertilizers in Gambia. Our key project in the country is USAID WAFP

 

USAID WAFP

Improving the supply and distribution of appropriate and affordable fertilizers in West Africa.