Timbo United for Development, a community organization in a small town in River Cess, has started cassava farming to improve the living standards of inhabitants of their community.
There are few, if any, legal protection to ensure that the disabled are accommodated in the workplace or in educational facilities. In Liberia, being disabled usually means one must rely completely on family for survival.
For the first time, Liberia is poised to have legislations to regulate food and establish an effective standard authority to govern consumer products.
The coordinator of the local agriculture office in River Cess has revealed that her office has begun the second phase of the production of locally produced rice for sale. Nora Kamokai said this time around, her office would also sell 5kg packages of rice for US$5, in addition to the 25kg bags.
Agnes Gardia, a farmer in Montserrado, believes that existing laws on land ownership put farmers at a disadvantage because they have no regard for community ownership of land.
Local Farmers are now poised to have access to quality agro inputs to increase their production as the Agro-Inputs Dealer Association of Liberia is now officially launched.
A group of 57 people at the Gbehlay-Geh Rural Women Multipurpose Cooperative Society received a US$100,000 loan to boost their rice and cassava production on March 1 in Karnplay.
Amidst growing efforts to restore Liberia to its prewar status among developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, achieving food security remains a key challenge.