Adama Barrow

The Gambian President Adama Barrow told Xinhua on Wednesday that his country would like to partner with China to advance agriculture through year-around irrigation system.

“When I travelled to China, I had a very good meeting with the Chinese president. I told him that the main backbone of this country used to be farming but because of the climate change farming is affected over the past years,” he said in an interview at State House.

Barrow said the Gambia lacks technical knowledge and money to make this happen. However, he said the country has the man power, the land and the market to do it.

“We need to partner with China on irrigation so that they can bring experts and the finance and we go in for irrigation to allow year-around cultivation,” he stated.

The president returned from a four-day working visit to China last December where he held in-depth discussions with Chinese president in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation. Enditem

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