Meet Essa Bah, Founder and Owner of SB Poultry Farm and a passionate agriculturist at his farm in Jambur Village. The engineer who lived in Germany for decades is back home with a plan to make a difference in the Agri-business sector.
The Poultry Farmer now employs 6 People including a distribution chain, which runs local supplies and marketing. Unlike many farmers buying feed from Senegal, Mr Bah prefers local chicken feed producers.
‘In the beginning, this tends to affect growth because of our limited and expensive chicken feed market but I have developed a great relationship with suppliers and this enables me to access adequate feed locally when I need it’ Mr Bah remarks as he takes Alkamba Times around the poultry farm.
Food production is expected to soar to 70% by 2050 to meet global needs and a huge chunk of that supply could be coming from Poultry Productions providing the worlds largest source of protein.
But small holder productions supplying local market needs require support to expand competitiveness, infrastructure and viable linkages.
‘I am divesting completely into poultry farming and just one year has delivered great results’ a beaming and happy Farmer told me with a look that credits the current prospects driving growth in the agribusiness chain.
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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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