Mechanized Equipment Will Increase Productivity

The general manager of Africa Rice, Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley says mechanized equipment will increase productivity in the agriculture sector.

Speaking recently during a visit to Liberia for the first time, where he toured the work of Africa Rice Liberia in CARI, he said Liberia must prioritize mechanized farming in order to reduce the burden on farmers.

He said to improve the rice value chain to get food sufficiency; value must be added to paddy rice (seed rice) by increasing more processing facilities in rural farming communities in the country.

Working on my nursery planted with cabbage and collard greens

A partial view of my garden in my community on GSA Road, Paynesville

Sharing the Economic Benefits of Urban Agriculture

An increasing number of residents in Monrovia and its suburbs are involved in urban farming for income generation and food security.

Urban and peri-urban farming is the growing of crops and raising of animals within and around cities. It also involves the production of inputs, processing, marketing, and the provision of services to agricultural producers and agro-entrepreneurs.

72 youth leaders attending the conference

Youth Leaders End 3-Day Agriculture Conference

At least 72 youth chosen from Bong, Lofa, Margibi, Montserrado, Gbarpolu and Bomi counties are today ending a 3-day conference that seeks to encourage them to participate in agricultural activities in their communities.

Speaking at the opening of the conference on Wednesday at the Rick’s Institute in Virginia, outside Monrovia, 4-H Liberia Executive Director Umaru Sheriff said the conference is meant to train the youth in better agricultural skills so that they can go back and teach others.

Participants and Brac’s senior management joyfully end the 1 day inception workshop

Participants and Brac’s senior management joyfully end the 1 day inception workshop

Brac-Liberia Sensitizes Farmers, Others on Food Security

Brac-Liberia, a Bangladeshi agro-based organization operating in Liberia, recently ended a one day inception workshop aimed at sensitizing Liberians on the need to address food and nutrition security challenges in the country.

Currently, Brac has received a 1.5 million-euro project geared towards addressing food and nutrition security to help end hunger in Liberia. The project, which is expected to commence early next year, will be implemented in six counties, including Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Grand Bassa, Montserrado, Margibi and Bong Counties.


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