Bantaba in Cyberspace
Bantaba in Cyberspace
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ | Invite a friend
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Health and Nutrition Forum
 Health and Nutrition
 MAJOR CEREAL FAILURE IN JARUMEH KOTO
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
| More
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Momodou



Denmark
8719 Posts

Posted - 15 Oct 2016 :  17:16:02  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
MAJOR CEREAL FAILURE IN JARUMEH KOTO

By Abdoulai G. Dibba
Foroyaa: October 13, 2016



http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/12364
The prospect of food self-sufficiency in Jarumeh Koto village, Sami District of Central River Region, has been threatened as the major cereal crops have failed in this years cropping season.
This was revealed to this paper by inhabitants of village who said their cultivation of early millet and rice had failed due to the long dry spell in the case of the former and flooding for the latter.
Muhammad Lamin Ceesay said the flooding affected rice fields measuring over 100 hectares such as Laitba, Suwalait, Konkoli, Sansandala and Faribali while the early millet crop also performed badly as a result of the dry spell between the months of July and August which led to the poor germination of the crop.
Our harvest this year for early millet will be as low as 30 percent and as for the rice, it will be less than 25 percent, disclosed Ceesay.
He concluded that this development is a disaster that seriously undermines the potential for food self-sufficiency in the affected areas thus called on the authorities to come to their aid by addressing their dependence on rain-fed agriculture.
Adama Ceesay disclosed that there is no early millet in Jarumeh in terms of harvest and that their only hope now is with the groundnuts.
We are praying for our groundnut farms to be good as they are our only hope since our rice fields had been flooded and our millet crops did not germinate properly due to the erratic rain pattern, said Adama.
All the other farmers who spoke to this paper expressed similar remarks. They are all appealing for the intervention of Government and other partners to address this disaster which will negatively impact on their survival and livelihood.

A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
| More
Jump To:
Bantaba in Cyberspace © 2005-2018 Nijii Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.02 seconds. User Policy, Privacy & Disclaimer | Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.06