WFP Country Director Mr Bienvenu Djossa (right) at the Gbarnga Consultations Feb 9 2017

Participants at the Gbarnga Consultations: SDG 2 is one of 17 SDGs that constitute the 2030 development agenda

Liberia Can End Hunger by 2030

The Representative and Country Director of the World Food Program (WFP) in Liberia, Mr. Bienvenu Djossa, has expressed strong optimism that it is possible for Liberia to end hunger by 2030 in line with the objectives and targets of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Two, one of the seventeen SDGs that constitute the 2030 development agenda .

Grain Cast Farm CEO Bill Tolbert and hire at work on his farm.

Organic Farming Attracts Better Markets

The Green Coast Farm has taken an unusual step to revolutionize farming in Liberia by introducing organically grown food products.

Organic farming is the production of vegetables and livestock using natural sources of nutrients, such as compost, crop residues, and animal manure, instead of using chemical substances.

This type of farming is now being practiced by some Liberian farmers with the hope of attracting better market opportunity to improve incomes.

Flash back: Fabio Lavelanet, CEO of Fabrar-Liberia, purchasing paddy rice from farmers in Lofa.

Lack of Agro Financing Limits Liberia’s Biggest Rice Mill

The lack of agricultural financing is reported to be impeding the ability of Fabrar-Liberia from buying paddy rice from local farmers.
Fabrar is Liberia’s biggest rice industrial processing company based in Kakata, Margibi County. It is purchases paddy rice from farmers and processing it for the domestic market.

Madam Jeannine Cooper, senior partner and founder of FABRAR-Liberia, recently told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview that her company is faced with the lack of sufficient money to transact business with rice farmers.

Participants with BRAC-Liberia and the EU representatives at the launch of the 2-years food security project

BRAC Liberia, EU Launch 2- years Food Security Project

BRAC-Liberia and the European Union (EU) have launched a 2-year food and nutrition security project that is aimed at assisting vulnerable rural Liberians, who are engaged in agricultural practices.

The project, which costs US$1.5 million, was launched on Monday, January 30, at a resort in Monrovia.

The ceremony brought together EU Ambassador to Liberia Tiina Intelmann, Agriculture Minister Moses Zinnah, a representative from the World Bank and several other distinguished personalities.


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