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The Gambia - Rice Value Chain Transformation Programme (RVCP) - Appraisal report


The vision of the Agriculture sector in the Gambia is to develop a pathway towards food and nutrition self-sufficiency, income generation, employment creation, poverty reduction, food import substitution, and cross-cutting development indices through application of modern agricultural technologies, agribusiness value chains, agro-industrialization and commercialization. This has been encapsulated in the Vision 2020 of the Government to ensure food self-sufficiency by prioritizing modernize agriculture and agribusiness as the main pillar in the National Development Programme (NDP 2018-2021). The ultimate goal is to move the sector from subsistence to a commercially-oriented modern sector with agricultural technology, agro-industry and agribusiness as key drivers for poverty reduction and convergence towards middle income status.

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