After a pest invasion that damaged crops in Gbein Fela, the Ministry of Agriculture is encouraging farmers in Nimba to begin employing traditional methods to combat plant-eating pests that invade their communities and destroy their farms.
President George Weah has extended an executive order suspending import tariffs on the types of agriculture products and equipment directly related to agriculture development.
Representatives of the largest unions in the agriculture sector have met in Buchanan to adopt a resolution aimed at improving the oil palm sector in Liberia, amid drastic effects on the industry caused by the pandemic and other international market factors.
Several towns and villages in Bong are experiencing infestations from caterpillars, a situation that is negatively affecting farming communities.
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority has entered an agreement with AfricaRice and the Ministry of Agriculture to implement an E.U. sponsored project focused on integrating rice and fish farmers to provide better nutrition for the public.
Golden Veroleum Liberia, the oil palm giant operating plantations in Grand Kru and Sinoe, has decided to lay off 443 of its workforce.
The successor company to Sime Darby says it wants to forge better relations with the communities around its plantations in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount. It plans to do this through an outgrower program.
Police in Bong have charged a recent graduate of Cuttington University with criminal conspiracy and theft of property, in connection to the recent money theft at the Central Agricultural Research Institute.