Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LRR Youth targets multi Agric Surveys for CORY Project

LRR participants at GYIN Gambia CORY step-down forum
Youth in the Lower River Region (LRR) are prepared to conduct production and market surveys to expose the state of horticultural advantages for women and youth in the region. This plan was unveiled at a step-down orientation meeting of the national launching of the Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth (CORY) project powered by the Gambian chapter of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN-GAMBIA) on Tuesday at the Ba’lal Rural Empowerment and Sustainable Development Initiative (BRESDI) secretariat in Soma.
Ebrima Bah, GYIN-Gambia representative in Lower River Region said the meeting was meant to share information on implementation plan and schedule, target groups and youth selection criteria with participants. He also said that it was expected of them to discuss on the expectations of youth from the various components of the project and design a test measure in domesticating the project plan in context of the LRR region.
Momodou Sanneh, Adviser to BRESDI raised the motion for domestication of the CORY project idea with multiple choices of intervention on both farming and non-farming agricultural ventures for the youth. He listed animal husbandry, fish farming, horticulture and mechanized agriculture in the form of welding and fabrication to be considered.
With a hint from Salieu Touray, a Daily Observer Journalist, the group agreed that the LRR is endowed with enormous garden vegetation but the horticultural business is dormant in the transition of the vegetable from the farms to the market. As a result, many gardeners most   are women are increasingly getting discouraged in the sector.
Base on this idea, Amadou A. Bah, Executive Director of BRESDI urged the youth to vie for survey to expose the state of affairs of the business in the garden industry in their region. Once it succeeds, he said the same idea would be implemented on the other units of ventures. He assured his organization’s willingness to develop the various survey templates in collaboration with GYIN-Gambia National Secretariat.
Mamadou Edrisa Njie, GYIN Ambassador and National Coordinator GYIN Gambia chapter commended the LRR group for what he called their swift response to the CORY project work plan.

 He reminded them that the three component of the project (education management, research and survey, entrepreneurship training and micro-credit lending) are packages for youth across the country. 

Henceforth, he said the meeting idea will be considered by the national implementing partners under the supervision of the project director.

No comments: