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The MacCarthy Island irrigation project in the Gambia economy

The MacCarthy Island irrigation project in the Gambia economy

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Published by WARDA in [Monrovia, Liberia] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rice -- Economic aspects -- Gambia -- MacCarthy Island Division,
  • Irrigation -- Gambia -- MacCarthy Island Division

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWest Africa Rice Development Association.
    SeriesCase study - West Africa Rice Development Association -- no. 2., Sahel, documents and dissertations -- GM 010.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSB191.R5 W44 1976
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationii, 61, [20] p.
    Number of Pages61
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17499133M
    LC Control Number87815951
    OCLC/WorldCa6839866

    Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO). This report was produced in collaboration with the Government of The Gambia File Size: KB.   Irrigation, particularly, the Tidal irrigation system is not expensive and can be used in areas where the soil is fertile. It takes advantage of the ocean tides to force river water onto fields. Swampy areas along the section of The River Gambia located from to km from Banjul are suitable for growing approximat tons of rice.

    Sona Jobarteh's Single Dedicated to The Gambia Released Today. Earlier this year, musician Sona Jobarteh, from London, announced the coming of a new song and video to be dedicated to her ancestral home, The Gambia, which she works hard to promote. Read more. Gambia African Economic Outlook Following the drought-induced contraction of the Gambia’s gross domestic product (GDP), the country’s economy recovered moderately in and in GDP growth in is estimated to have contracted to about %, compared to earlier estimated GDP growth of 7%.

      The Gambia’s economy is predominantly agrarian with a low per capita income of approximately US $ in The economy is primarily dominated by services and agriculture, which account for 59 percent and 29 percent of GDP respectively. Agriculture employs .   The Gambia’s Agriculture Minister, who was speaking recently at the official launch of the National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project (Nema), said The Gambia government will continue to explore various other innovative avenues, which he said, could lead to economic growth and further employment for her rural people.


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Research Agronomist Agricultural irrigation and drainage development has been the cornerstone of attaining food self-sufficiency in The Gambia. Agricultural policies under both presidents Jawara (first president of The Gambia) and Jammeh (current president of The Gambia). The initial project was offered to The Gambia by the Taiwanese government as part of its overseas aid programme.

The Gambian government was not involved in any detailed project formulation or appraisal but rather gave the Taiwanese a free hand in experimenting with irrigated rice development in MacCarthy Island Cited by: The Methodist missionaries have been operating in The Gambia since and first became involved in the field of horticulture in when it procured five dozen hoes and various farming equipment for projects on Janjanbureh also known as Lemain Island (formerly McCarthy Island).

project designed to assist rural development in The Gambia. The first proj-ect was the Agricultural Development Project (Credit GM), which supported irrigated rice production in the MacCarthy Island Division. This project was completed in (OED Report No. dated September ).

The objective of the project was to increase rice production in the Gambia through the rehabilitation in MacCarthy Island Division of some ha of the deteriorating existing rice irrigation perimeters which were initiated by various programs in the ’s and ’s and through the development of.

In the Gambia Government started its Development Project. In a rice irrigation project was started at the Jahali and Pacharr Smallholder Rice Development Fields involving 1, hectares in the McCarthy Island Division.

Two years later, inyielded its first harvest. Four farmers are deciding whether to contribute to the maintenance of an irrigation project. For each farmer, the cost of contributing to the project is $ But for each farmer who contributes, all four of them will benefit from an increase in their crop yields, so they will each gain $8.

Although irrigation in Africa has the potential to boost agricultural productivities by at least 50 percent, food production on the continent is almost entirely rainfed.

The area equipped for irrigation, currently slightly more than 13 million hectares, makes up just 6 percent of the total cultivated area. The Gambia has had a long and unusually poor experience with rice development projects.

Such projects were introduced by the Colonial Development Corporation (CDC) in the mid ’50s in what was known as the Sapu Rice Farm. Somehow, this project came to an end by the end of the decade. The research for this paper was carried out in two phases which included 20 months' field work in the Mandinka village of Saruja, MacCarthy Island Division, The Gambia (/), and 4 1 2 months as a member of an Overseas Development Administration team preparing a Food Strategy for the Gambia (/).

†Cited by: MacCarthy Island, also called Jangjangbure, originally Lemain Island, island, in the Gambia River, miles ( km) upstream from Banjul, central Gambia.

It was ceded in to Captain Alexander Grant of the African Corps, who was acting for the British crown. The overall objective of the project was to develop swamp rice cultivation in order to increase rice production and increase income and food security for women rice farmers in the lowlands of MacCarthy Island Division, one of the Gambia’s poorest regions.

Geographically surrounded by Senegal, The Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom in Longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh took power in and won a fourth term in in flawed elections.

Adama Barrow defeated Jammeh in the presidential election. NOTE: 1) The information regarding Gambia, The on this page is re-published from the World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gambia, The Economy information contained here.

The president, Adama Barrow, will remain in power inalbeit in an increasingly fractious political landscape. The political and social situation will remain broadly stable in As policymaking.

In the s, farmers in the then MacCarthy Island Division, now Central River Region (CRR), were feeding families all year round with their harvests.

Jahally and Pacharr rice fields in the Central River Region South were once famous for tons of output in rice yield which earned them a household name in The Gambia. Gambia, Guinea, Senegal: Discharges to: Atlantic Ocean at Bathurst, Gambia - 12°23'N; 16°20'W: Special features: in Gambia, most of the banks are flooded during the rains and the estimated area of waters at peak floods (2 km 2) covers about 40% of the area of Gambia.

There is a small lake/lagoon on the north shore floodplain near Njakunda. MacCarthy Island, also known as Lemain Island or Janjanbureh Island, is an island located approximately miles ( km) upriver from the mouth of the Gambia River, in eastern Gambia, in the Central River Division.

The town of Janjanbureh on the island is the second largest in the country, Location: Gambia River. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. The project will provide water for micro-irrigation to 2 lakh hectares of Culturable Command Area in Dewas, Sehore and Shajapur districts of.

Regions of Maccarthy Island. Maccarthy Island, The Gambia consists of the several second-level administrative divisions. Click on the region name to get the list of its districts, cities and towns.

Choose from the wide range of maps for destinations in Maccarthy Island.The Gambia WT/TPR/S/ Page vii SUMMARY (1) ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 1.

The Gambia is a small, least developed economy, with a very narrow economic base. The external sector is heavily dependent on re-exports, tourism, and remittances from overseas. Import and export procedures are relatively simple and efficient compared with many other developing.The Gambia’s economy is dominated by agriculture.

About two-thirds of the population is engaged in raising livestock or growing crops, such as rice, maize, millet, sorghum, and cassava.