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Men from various villages of the district came in and contour-terraced, bunded, and leveled an area of about two acres under the supervision of a European Agricultural Officer.
The area was handed over to the people of Bulok, a small village, and the production of two crops, both superior to the one previously raised, was expected to make a considerable difference in the well-being of the people.
Starting 1994, the government paid considerable attention to the strengthening of agricultural extension services.
Components on extension were included in several donor-funded projects.
ARS was the first agency responsible for the coordination and implementation of crop research in the Gambia.
The USAID-funded Mixed Farming and Resource Management Project was implemented from 1981 to 1986, and the USAID-supported The Gambia Agricultural Research & Diversification Project was started in 1985.
The agriculture is mostly rain-fed; less than 2 per cent of the cultivated land is irrigated. The crops grown are groundnuts, millet, rice (dry land, irrigated and swamp), sorghum, maize, sesame, cassava, cotton, cashew nuts, coconuts, kola nuts, palm oil, and a variety of vegetables and fruits.
One was the USAID-funded Integrated Pest Management Project (during the 1970s); and the other the Agricultural Development Project (ADPII), jointly funded by the World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Italian Government (1972 to 1982).The Structural Adjustment Programs such as the Economic Recovery Program launched in 1985 and the Program for Sustained Development implemented in 1990 were executed with the primary aims of reducing government expenditures and stabilizing the economy and consolidating the gains achieved.