The Gambia: Reclaiming the Land
IFAD Asset Request Portlet
The Gambia: Reclaiming the Land18 December 2012
In The Gambia, women often farm on degraded, unproductive land. The more fertile land is usually reserved for men. But things are changing.
A government project is using simple technologies to reclaim degraded, swampy and unproductive land. 34000 hectares of land have already been reclaimed. Now, women like Awa Jagne - who used to battle to feed her children - can produce enough rice to support her family throughout the year.