Gambia

Gambia is located in West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Senegal. The country’s total land area is 11,295 sq km, and is comparatively slightly larger than Jamaica, or about the size of the state of Delaware in the U.S. Its climate is tropical, with a hot rainy season and a cooler dry season. 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. More...

MIR Plus and ECOWAS Use MIS Tools to Increase Access to Information in West Africa

The Marketing Inputs Regionally Plus (MIR Plus) project is strengthening existing and new MIS to improve farmers’ access to agro-inputs in West Africa. Implemented by IFDC, MIR Plus is a joint effort by ECOWAS – an REC of 15 West African countries – and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). More...

Regional Workshop Helps Regulate the West African Fertilizer Sector

ECOWAS and UEMOA held a regional workshop May 29-June 1 in Lomé, Togo, to discuss and validate two manuals that will complement the legal framework for fertilizer quality control in West Africa. MIR Plus, a joint ECOWAS/UEMOA project implemented by IFDC, provided technical support for the workshop. More...