Zwedru, Grand Gedeh – In its quest to assist farmers with skills in Cocoa best management practice, Solidaridad has extended its Cocoa Value Chain Development Program (COVADEP) to farmers in Grand Gedeh and River Gee Counties. The overall goal of the program, Mr. Doe said, is to reduce poverty through increased resilience and competitiveness of the Liberia Cocoa sector and improve cocoa farmers’ livelihoods and food security. He thanked Solidaridad West Africa’s major partner- the European Union, the government and local authorities of the two counties for the support so far. With support from the EU, Solidaridad, since 2018 has been implementing the Liberia Cocoa Development Project in Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties. Ms. Louwagie said the launch of COVADEP marked the extension of the EU funded cocoa interventions to Grand Gedeh and River Gee Counties through Solidaridad Network West Africa following its selection after a competitive call for proposals.
Source: Front Page Africa May 04, 2021 07:41 UTC