Category “Liberia”

Liberia: ‘Self-Sufficiency in Poultry Product’

The Minister of Agriculture Dr. Florence Chenoweth yesterday was full of praise as regard the poultry industry in the country particularly with improvement works at the Obasanjo Farms Liberia Incorporated.

The improvement work at the farm is geared towards self-sufficiency in poultry production in the country as being disclosed by the agriculture minister.

Speaking during a visit to the farm Sunday, Minister Chenoweth lauded the managerial team of Obasanjo Farm Liberia Incorporated for the production of fresh eggs on the Liberian market.

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Liberia: For Liberia’s Developing Agricultural Sector – New Agriculture Diploma Expected to Increase the Supply of Valuable Skills

In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the USAID Food and Enterprise Development (FED) Program has developed Liberia’s first market-based, regionally integrated vocational training program in agriculture.

In September 2014, the National Diploma for Agriculture will go into effect at four USAID FED-supported Centers of Excellence in Agriculture located at the Nimba, Lofa and Grand Bassa County Community Colleges and at the Booker T. Washington Institute.

The National Diploma for Agriculture (NDA) is an innovative, skills-focused two-year Vocational Diploma that prepares high school graduates to move directly into agricultural employment in the formal sector or through entrepreneurship.

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Liberia: Rural Farmers Get Financial Access – to Improve and Expand Micro – Agribusiness

The USAID Food and Enterprise Development (FED) Program for Liberia has collaborated with Liberian Entrepreneurial & Asset Development (LEAD) microfinance institution to open the door for rural Liberian farmers to access $1,630,000 Liberian Dollars (approximately $20,375 USD) in loans.

Liberian farmers often face barriers in accessing credit because they have inadequate or no business records and they lack collateral for loans. Banks often see farmers as a risky investment because of the misconception that non-repayment is common, and farmers frequently lack the knowledge of how to manage and use loans appropriately in Liberia.

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Liberia: Former Gov’t Official Invests in Agriculture

Former National Executive Director of the National Elections Commission, Mr. John K. Langley, has proudly demonstrated his commitment to providing Liberians with their staple food ‘rice’ in the country and to also help contribute meaningfully to the food security issue that is looming high.

Mr. Langley has two cultivated farms; one of which is in District #3, Margibi County and it is about 100 acres of land and the other farm in Todee District Montserrado County is on 75 acres of land.

According to Mr. Langley, each of the farm will take two weeks to harvest and after the harvest, he hopes to get about 15 thousand bags of rice.

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Liberia Spending Too Little On Agriculture

Monrovia — The Liberian government is spending just two per cent of its budget on agriculture, despite Africa-wide consensus since 2003 that spending must be raised to ten per cent.

As African leaders meet this week in Liberia for a key meeting to assess West Africa’s public spending on agriculture, civil society organisations including Friends of the Earth International and Sustainable Development Institute/Friends of the Earth Liberia are calling on African governments to deliver public investment in agriculture rather than prioritising investment based on large scale land acquisitions which bring risks to food security, the environment and rights of local people.

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Liberia: ‘Liberia Lacks Agricultural Implementation’

Vice President Joseph Boakai says Liberia is still faced with challenges in the full implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program (CAADP).

Speaking at the start of a four-day international agriculture conference in Monrovia, Veep Boakai revealed that Liberia falls below the 10% direct budgetary allocation to the agricultural sector that is required for improvement.

The multi-stakeholder dialogue is sponsored by the Network of Peasant Organizations and Agricultural Producers in West Africa (ROPPA) in collaboration with the Farmers’ Union Network (FUN) and the Ministry of Agriculture.

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Liberia Launches 2012 Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Survery

Monrovia — The Vice President of Liberia, H.E. Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, launched the 2012 Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Survey (CFSNS) on 28 June at Paynesville City Hall, near the capital Monrovia. The launch ceremony was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and was attended by representatives from the Liberian Government, donor organizations, UN Mission in Liberia, UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs and media organizations.

WFP, along with other UN agencies, provided support to Ministry of Agriculture and Liberia Institute of Statistics & Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) to undertake the bi-annual Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Survey 2012. The survey, which is the biggest in the series of the last four assessments, was designed to capture statistically valid information at county level. The overall objective of the CFSNS, which covered Monrovia and 130 districts in all 15 counties, is to provide information on the food security and nutritional status in Liberia and the factors influencing them.

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