Completely surrounded by neighbouring Senegal, The Gambia is one of Africa’s smallest countries and has a population of just 1.8 million. Only half of the adult population is able to read and write, and The Gambia is one of the poorest countries on the continent. Food insecurity is a major challenge – and agriculture tends to be under-resourced and conducted at subsistence level.
We focus on supporting the poorest farmers to earn a decent living. Through our local partners, we train farmers in agricultural best practices and support them to make the most of their resources and strengthen their businesses. We also enable people to access vital microfinance loans and provide women’s groups with business and marketing training.