Liberia’s Farmers Union Admonishes Legislature To Pass ‘Pro-Agriculture Bills’ into Law

Madam Josephine George Francis, President Farmers Union Network of Liberia speaking during a press conference at the Union’s headquarters in FendallMonrovia – The Farmers Union Network of Liberia has called on the Liberian Legislature to pass into law several bills submitted by President George Weah that are expected to impact the country’s agriculture sector. Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh – 0023177769531 / 00231880881540 / [email protected]The bills are, Seed Development and Certification Act,’ Liberia Plant Pesticide Regulatory Services Bureau Act, Liberia Fertilizer Regulatory Division Act, and an Act to Amend the Executive Law of Liberia to Create a National Food and Feed Quality and Safety Act of 2017. During a press conference at the Farmers Union national headquarters in Fendell on Monday, April 15, the president of the Farmers Union Network, Josephine George Francis called on the Legislature to rectify a US$25 million loan agreement between Liberia and the World Bank. According to the former Montserrado County District#1 Representative, the Farmers Union Network is working with its partners to make significant strides; adding that the Union has partnered with other institutions to develop policies for a stronger agriculture sector and diversified the Liberian economy. About the Farmers Union Network of LiberiaThe Union was established ten years ago and can boast of a membership of 54,000, including family members, cooperatives and federations throughout Liberia.

April 16, 2019 02:37 UTC

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