NAWFA is an organisation with a membership of around
48,000 female farmers, working in over 1,000 Gambian villages.
It was previously committed to a 5 year development plan (2007-2011)
on combined livestock and crop production, marketing and processing.
The aim of the program was to encourage commercially viable
agriculture and food security among women farmers in order
to remove them from subsistence agriculture and onto economic
The various areas it focuses on are oilseeds and cereals,
agricultural produce marketing, capacity building, crop production
techniques, value added processing, rearing of chickens and small
ruminants such as goats and sheep as well as savings and credit