Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Programme
Agriculture and Natural Resource program under the NEA, according to NEMA ACT 1994 is "... to conserve and promote the rational use of the nation's natural resources and environment for the benefit of present and future generations in a manner that is consistent with the overall goal of sustainable development". Key stakeholders: DOA, DOWR. DOF, DO Fishery DPWM
The ANR-Programme under NEA support the implementation of ANR Policy (s) on the natural resources and Environmental sustainability. The overall Policy objective of the ANR Policy (2017 – 2026) is the “maximization of poverty reduction and enhancement of food, income and nutrition securities through the optimal utilization of the resources of the sector consistent with safeguarding the integrity of the environment. The ANR Policy (2017) was developed to address the gaps on the management of Trans-boundary resources and conflicts around the protection and management of natural resources. The Updated ANR Policy (2017) specifies the following specific policy objectives for the natural resources sub-sector: i). put in place effective management of ecosystems and biodiversity that promotes sound and equitable natural resource base, reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts to achieve the desired green economy ii). provide the basis for sound natural resource management, capacity enhancement of decentralized structures and clear allocation of resources, roles and responsibilities iii). provide overall policy direction for inclusive management and use of Gambia’s natural resource base, effectively integrating climate change into all sub-sectors and across all scales, and mainstreaming gender, youth and climate risks and opportunities into national and sectorial frameworks through effective policy coordination and implementation iv). build capacities of communities and ensure a sound resources base through participatory, equitable and pro-poor approaches to natural resources management and use that emphasize the meaningful inclusion of women and youth v). integrate community-based adaptation with ecosystem-based approaches to strengthen people’s adaptive capacities and develop more climate-resilient livelihoods, by investing in sustainable NRM initiatives.