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.
USAIDâ€™s Food and Enterprises Development Initiative has ended a one-day consultative meeting with farmers and farmersâ€™ groups from Bein-Garr, Sanniquellie-Mahn and Gbeh-ley Geh districts in Sanniquellie.
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.
In another appeal to Liberiaâ€™s second most populous county, presidential aspirant Alexander B. Cummings said if elected, he will make agriculture his top priority, with Nimba to play a major role in reducing the countryâ€™s dependency on imported food.
The Director General of the Bureau of Concessions, Ciata Bishop, says the bureau has identified strings of problems in Liberia’s agriculture and mining sectors.
Rural women were urged to play a larger role in Liberiaâ€™s development at the three-day National Rural Women Conference in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The conference emphasized the need for more political representation and better agricultural training for women.