Hundreds of farms in Grand Bassa could receive seed rice from the Ministry of Agriculture, according to the Diahn-Blae Statutory District superintendent, Solomon Grimes Davis. The distribution of rice hinges on the government getting support from donors.
The World Food Programme has organized a price monitoring training to better equip staff from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services to monitor the prices of commodities at markets across the country.
The Ministry of Agriculture’s Smallholder Agriculture Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization project has broken grounds to construct a market hall in Wayzohn.
After providing threshers to two farming groups in Maryland, the Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization Project has provided four rice mills to farmers in Grand Kru, Grand Gedeh, Maryland, and River Gee.
The Rubber Planters Association of Liberia has broken ground for the construction of its first national headquarters, located along the Suakoko Highway in Todee District.
A leading pan-African rice research organization, AfricaRice, has trained two farming organizations in Maryland to improve rice production and processing.
ZOA, an international relief and recovery organization supporting vulnerable people affected by violent conflict and natural disasters in fragile states, has provided training for 12 agricultural technicians who will go on to train at least 6,600 farmers from 220 communities in River Cess.
The Ministry of Agriculture, with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development, has launched the US$30 million Tree Crop Extension Project in Nimba.