Country profile

Gambia

West Africa

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The Gambia is one of Africa's smallest countries and, unlike many of its west Africa neighbours, has enjoyed long spells of stability since independence.

President Yahya Jammeh ruled the country with an iron fist after seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1994. His 22-year rule came to an end in 2016, when he was defeated in a shock election result by the main opposition candidate, Adama Barrow. Mr Jammeh only left office after mediation by neighbouring countries and the threat of armed intervention.

Stability has not translated into prosperity. Despite the presence of the Gambia River, which runs through the middle of the country, only one-sixth of the land is arable and poor soil quality has led to the predominance of one crop - peanuts.

Tourism is an important source of foreign exchange, as is the money sent home by Gambians living abroad. Most visitors are drawn to the resorts that occupy a stretch of the Atlantic coast.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13376517

Fellows

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Asberr Natoumbi Mendy

1998 | Six month training
Stock Assessment
Gambia
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Bamba A.M. Banja

1998 | Six month training
Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing
Gambia
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Ebou Mass Mbye

2005 | Six month training
Fishing Technology
Gambia
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Isatou Tamba

2016 | Six month training
Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing
Gambia
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Famara Sambou Darboe

2002 | Six month training
Stock Assessment
Gambia
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Momodou Saidyleigh

2016 | Six month training
Sustainable Aquaculture
Gambia
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Sirra E. Njai

2000 | Six month training
Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing
Gambia
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Alagie Sillah

2008 | Special Guest
Company Management
Gambia
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Saloum Jatta

2013 | Six month training
Sustainable Aquaculture
Gambia
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Kawsu Ceesay

2000 | Six month training
Stock Assessment
Gambia

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