Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth Thursday has disclosed that post war Liberia can no longer import rice seed for agricultural purposes because the country has it in abundance.
Minister Chenoweth said Liberia has made considerable progress in seed rice multiplication and production over the years with unflinching support from Japan, through its food aid program to the country. “Liberian is now sufficient in seed rice,” Chenoweth said last Thursday when Japan handed over 10,000 metric tons of rice to Liberia.
Japan has been providing food aid to Liberia for the last three years. The Commerce Ministry monetizes the food aid and the fund deposited in a joint Liberia-Japan Counterpart Fund and used to support development projects at the Liberian government’s choosing.
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