Contact Address Details:
Radville Farms Gambia Co. Ltd.
area head office
PO Box 2276 Serrekunda
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 439 4232
2388 (Banjul Airport)
Radville Farms Limited was founded in 1985 as a private limited
company with large agricultural plantations at Nema Kunku
It has other offices and stations at Brikama, and Yundum.
The company is the largest exporter of crops in the Gambia,
it accounts for 75% of exports & cultivates 300 hectares
of vegetables & fruits.
The company exports
1,500 tonnes of vegetables and around 700 tonnes of mangoes
yearly. Other crops include okra, French beans, citrus fruits
and butternut squash. Almost
50 percent of the 300 hectares cultivated are devoted to organic
farming, which is increasingly more attractive to foreign
The firm is a subsidiary of U.K. based Wealmoor, to which
it exports its entire harvest. It grows most of its own crops,
though occasionally sub-contracts its requirements out locally.
Radville has its own agricultural processing plant and cold
storage facilities at Yundum Airport, where produce is checked,
wrapped and boxed before freighting to the UK. The agribusiness
is largely able to get around the challenges of freight space,
in part by chartering its own cargo aircraft through Wilmoor's
in-house freight airline, and through passenger flights.
Radville Farms allows its land to go fallow over the rainy
season and they sow Macuna perens as a green
manure. They use drip irrigation so weeds aren't too much
of a nuisance, and the compost is top-dressed on a few occasions
cropping, which assists in keeping the number of
weeds to a minimum. Concentrated liquid garlic is added to
the water and sprayed to deter insect pests, especially nematodes.