The Farmers Union Network of Liberia (FUN) has completed a nationwide farmers’ consultation which they conducted for farmers in the South-eastern part of Liberia.
The consultation was recently held for over 300 farmers in Grand Kru, River-Gee, Sinoe, Grand Gedeh and Maryland Counties.
FUN is a national farmers’ organization that seeks to address the plight of farmers in the country.
Its national coordinator, Reverend Robert Bimba, made the disclosure to the Daily Observer yesterday at his office in Paynesville. He said the meeting was intended to organize farmers so they could attract support from government and its partners.
He said it was also meant to acquaint farmers with the challenges they faced in the country while equally engaging the government and its partners for funding that would bring in the needed support for the agricultural sector.
During the course of the meeting, Reverend Bimba said action such as the setting up of leadership was put in place, thus, creating the necessary encouragement among farmers.
He stated that farmers in the South-east are faced with serious challenges which include a lack of agriculture loans, limited extension services, and a lack of access to information among many others.
“We intend to engage the government and its partners to help address these challenges to strengthen food production in the South-east,” he said.