(Left) Mohammed Kamara of AIIC, Mrs. Watchen Bruce of LADA and John Selma of the Selma Agriculture Corporation signing the agreement for industrialized rice mills

LADA, Lofa Rice Processors Sign Agreement

To build the capacity of Liberian farmers and other actors of the value chain for the enhancement of food security, the Liberia Agri-business Development Activity (LADA) on Monday, February 21, signed an agreement with two rice processors in Lofa County to upgrade their processing capacities.

The two rice processors are Mohammed Kamara of the Agriculture Infrastructures Investment Company (AIIC) and John Selma of the Selma Agriculture Development Corporation.

President General of the United Seaman Posts and General Workers Union

Fisheries Union Wants Agreement Revisited

The fisheries section of the United Seaman Posts and General Workers Union has called on the Bureau of National Fisheries to revisit the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement signed with the European Union in 2015 under the leadership of former Agriculture Minister Madam Florence Chenoweth.
Part of the deal in the execution of the African Caribbean Pacific Group of States Agreement, which states that vessels fishing in the territorial water limit of any African country must employ the locals, was omitted.

Mr. Thompson calls on the government to start minimizing the importation of rice and provide more subsidies to farmers.

Sam Thompson Aims to ‘Prioritize Agriculture if Elected President’

Independent presidential aspirant Samuel Wonwi Thompson said agriculture will be a priority of his administration if elected as President in October’s presidential and legislative elections.

He made the statement recently at his residence in Congo Town, when he announced his candidacy and called on Liberians to register to vote.

WFP Country Director Mr Bienvenu Djossa (right) at the Gbarnga Consultations Feb 9 2017

Participants at the Gbarnga Consultations: SDG 2 is one of 17 SDGs that constitute the 2030 development agenda

Liberia Can End Hunger by 2030

The Representative and Country Director of the World Food Program (WFP) in Liberia, Mr. Bienvenu Djossa, has expressed strong optimism that it is possible for Liberia to end hunger by 2030 in line with the objectives and targets of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Two, one of the seventeen SDGs that constitute the 2030 development agenda .

Grain Cast Farm CEO Bill Tolbert and hire at work on his farm.

Organic Farming Attracts Better Markets

The Green Coast Farm has taken an unusual step to revolutionize farming in Liberia by introducing organically grown food products.

Organic farming is the production of vegetables and livestock using natural sources of nutrients, such as compost, crop residues, and animal manure, instead of using chemical substances.

This type of farming is now being practiced by some Liberian farmers with the hope of attracting better market opportunity to improve incomes.


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