The Gambia Agro-Corridor - Agriculture Value Chain Development



https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324900013_The_Gambia_Agro-Corridor_-_Agriculture_Value_Chain_Development_by_Ayodele_A_Otaiku
DOI: 
10.13140/RG.2.2.19666.04806
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presentación
Autor (es): 
Otaiku A.A.
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The main cash crop of The Gambia is groundnuts. The country is primarily a agricultural country with 80 percent of the population of just over 2 million depending on agriculture for its food and cash income. The farming economy is the only means of income creation for the majority of rural families most whom live below the poverty line. The agricultural sector is the most important sector of the Gambian economy, contributing 32% of the gross domestic product, providing employment and income for 80% of the population, and accounting for 70% of the country's foreign exchange earnings. Design, develop and deploy climate smart agriculture - agriculture that sustainably increases productivity, enhances resilience (adaptation), reduces/removes GHGs (mitigation) where possible, and enhances achievement of national food security and development goals using Aratibiotech Limited climate smart agriculture (www.aratibiotech.com) as a platform for ecological and industrial Agro-corridor in The Gambia from in-puts production, cultivation, post-harvest, processing and marketing. Research on policies, institutions, and technologies to strengthen the development of rural agro-enterprises that would directly contribute to the strengthening of the rural economy for international trade system and an increasing orientation of developing The Gambia agriculture toward export markets as a source of economic growth, human capital development for integrated agriculture for national development by collaboration between academia, government and industry for sustainable development

Año de publicación: 
2018
Palabras clave: 
Agro-corridor
Trans-disciplinary research
framework
e-agriculture
smart farm
livestock
surveillance
biofertilizer
sustainability
Climate smart agriculture
internet of things
food security
aerial application
innovation ecosystem
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