Practical section of workshop in Grand Bassa County with famers on structure construction in lowland under the Japanese Food Assistance Project in 2017Monrovia – The official handover ceremony – from the Government and people of Japan to the Government and people of Liberia – of the Japanese Food Assistance for agricultural development in Liberia takes place Monday, 5 November 2018, in Monrovia. Since 2013, the Government of Japan has made generous donations for the support of stallholder farmers and the enhancement of smallholder agriculture development in Liberia. The donations aimed to support resilient agriculture practices that focused on community asset development on unproductive swamplands for staple food production. The overarching objective of the effort is to specifically link smallholder rice producers and their surplus produce to profitable markets through the World Food Programme’s market development initiatives. This handover occasion symbolizes the tremendous gains Japan, Liberia, and the World Food Programme have made on improving the lives of smallholder producing farmers.
Source: Front Page Africa November 04, 2018 22:29 UTC