Contact Address Details:
Relief & Development
Banjul area Head office
2 Dan Fodio
Bakau New Town
PO Box 4325, Bakau
Kanifing Municipality, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4498184
1621 North Kent Street
Arlington, VA 22209
IRD Gambia is a charitable, rural, international non-governmental
organisation (NGO) committed to lifting people out of poverty
and creating livelihoods among the most impoverished people
around the world.
Areas of Activity:
Its areas of intervention are in building sustainable, self-sufficiency
through agricultural productivity, forestry and the environment.
• Cashew Nuts
IRD has been involved in the Gambia River Basin Cashew Value
Chain Enhancement Project (CEP) which involves thousands of
farmers and processors in The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Senegal.
The purpose of the programme is to enhance the cashew production
and distribution system and raise the incomes of all those
engaged in its cultivation and processing.
The project aids food sufficiency by giving adequate training
to growers, better cultivation methods, know how to process
all parts of the fruit and nut, high yield seeds, processing
equipment and better farmland management techniques. It aims,
whenever possible, to have the nuts processed locally rather
than in exported in its raw form.
• Capacity Building
The International Relief and Development organisation sees
capacity building as a concerted, joint effort that partners
with communities, individuals, and organisations to develop
and enhance livelihood skills that make people more self-sufficient.