From Hunger Campaign
Banjul area Head office
Cape Point, Bakau
Street, UN House
PO Box 856 Banjul
Kanifing Municipality, Ksmd
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4497162
FFHC started its active operations in the country back
in 1969 and was launched by the UN's FAO. It is an agricultural,
registered NGO in Banjul which is focused on a number
of areas related to farm food production and related
structures. These include the building of small bridges,
ditches, water crossing points, grain stores etc.
They also promote the use of rice milling machines and
environmental preservation. These measures are aimed
at increasing the quantity of farm grown swamp cultivated
rice in The Gambia and targeted at village self-sufficiency
of this staple cereal grain.
The Freedom From Hunger Campaign is active in the Gambia's
Central River Region, Western Region, North & South
Bank, Lower and Upper River Regions.
Between 2011 and 2012 it was granted US$ 30,000.00 by
the GEF Small Grants Programme to work on the "Expansion
and consolidation of community forests in the Lower
River Region". This funding was co-financed to
the tune of US$ 24,132.00 by the FFHC.
The aim of the project is to preserve biodiversity through
the consolidation and introduction of community forest
management in twenty areas in the Kiang and Jarra Districts.
It focused on villages that are within areas deemed
to be prospective community forest regions which is
estimated to have benefited 2,500 men and farmers.