Since President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued Executive Order Number 84, granting oversight and fiscal authority of the Bureau of National Fisheries to the Liberia Maritime Authority, stakeholders in the sector have been reacting strongly.
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.
The Ministry of Agriculture has begun a new partnership with the USAID-funded Feed the Future, Liberia Agribusiness Development Activities, commonly known as LADA.
On Wednesday, leading businesses in the agriculture sector and other stakeholders participated in an event focusing on private sector investment, commercial finance, and sustainable linkages within the agriculture sector.
The local agriculture office in Grand Bassa’s second district has begun distributing plastic buckets, sanitizers and water to protect residents of towns invaded by the recent waves of caterpillars.
The Ministry of Agriculture has said it is taking steps to stop an invasion of caterpillars from destroying crops in Grand Bassa County.