The Binta Barry Foundation recognizes the importance of agriculture in promoting sustainable development and improving livelihoods in The Gambia. To this end, the Foundation has initiated several agricultural projects aimed at improving food security and promoting sustainable agriculture practices.
One of the Foundation's key agricultural projects is the establishment of community gardens in rural areas of The Gambia. The gardens provide a source of fresh produce for local communities and also serve as a learning platform for sustainable agriculture practices. The Foundation works with local communities to identify suitable locations for the gardens and provides training and technical support on sustainable agriculture practices.
In addition, the Foundation has initiated projects to support smallholder farmers in The Gambia. The Foundation provides access to agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, and tools, as well as training and technical support on sustainable agriculture practices. The Foundation also works with local farmers' associations to promote collective action and to enable farmers to access markets and other opportunities.
The Foundation has also initiated projects to promote agroforestry in The Gambia. Agroforestry is a sustainable land-use system that integrates trees with crops and livestock. The Foundation works with local communities to establish agroforestry systems that improve soil fertility, conserve water, and provide multiple benefits such as timber, fuelwood, and fodder.
Overall, the Binta Barry Foundation's agricultural projects are aimed at promoting sustainable agriculture practices, improving food security, and supporting rural livelihoods in The Gambia. The Foundation recognizes the critical role of agriculture in promoting sustainable development and is committed to supporting efforts to promote sustainable agriculture practices and improve livelihoods in The Gambia.