Amid the current economic hardship and huge importation of food, Grand Bassa Senator, Jonathan Kaipay is encouraging Liberians to return to the soil and grow more food.
After installing a large capacity rice processing equipment to promote local production of rice and reduce food insecurity in Maryland, the Ministry of Agriculture through its Small Holder Productivity Enhancement Commercialization Program or SAPEC has presented two power tillers to two farming cooperatives in the county. The groups are Toukpeh Farming Cooperative and Barriken Agriculture Community Association.
The Farmers Union Network of Liberia, an advocacy group for the agricultural sector, says it wants the government to provide more support to local farmers across the country.
The Ministry of Agriculture has installed a large capacity rice processing equipment to promote local production of rice and reduce food insecurity in Maryland.
After reports emerged of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Sierra Leone, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia says it is monitoring the situation.
Agric Power Africa, a nongovernmental organization, has launched a five-year agriculture project to invest in Liberia.
The Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment has paid subsidies to over 250 Grand Bassa youth who participated in the first phase of the Liberia Youth Opportunity Project.
Subsistence farmers in Grand Bassa are calling for more support from the government and international partners to boost their businesses and reduce poverty in rural areas.