Agriculture

Vegetables Site Selection

Vegetables are widely grown in Liberia by most subsistence farmers. They remain one of the most profitable crops, especially when the producer possesses the skills and knowledge to grow them.

But the crucial aspect in the cultivation of vegetables is the selection of a good site. A good site for the production of vegetables ensures better growth and security for constant monitoring and care.

Where should a vegetable production site be located?


Minister Zinnah speaks to one of the farmers

World Food Day Highlights Fight against Climate Change

This year’s World Food Day celebration in Liberia highlighted the need for government and partners to seriously fight against climate change impact on agriculture in order to improve the lives of farmers and enhance food security.

The World Food Day event was held in Saclepea, Nimba County, under the theme: “Climate is Changing, Food and Agriculture Must, Too.” It was embraced by government and its partners with the focus to fight climate change and improve food production in Liberia.


Some vegetables farmers and traders at the Red-light market

Some vegetables farmers and traders at the Red-light market

Vegetable Farmers, Traders Outline Challenges

Some vegetables farmers and traders at the Red-light Market in Paynesville have outlined a number of challenges that confront their farming businesses.

In an interview with the Daily Observer recently, the farmers named the high cost of farming inputs, the lack of storage facilities and limited market opportunity as some of the problems which are limiting their incomes and profits.

They want the government to create the enabling environment that will increase their profit margin to enable them remain in business.


Goat producers from, Bassa, Nimba and Bong during a training workshop on Community Animal Breeding in CARI, Suakoko, Bong County.

Goat producers from, Bassa, Nimba and Bong during a training workshop on Community Animal Breeding in CARI, Suakoko, Bong County.

Livestock Farmers Establish Community Base Animal Breeding Program

Livestock farmers from Nimba, Bong and Grand Bassa counties have established a Community Animal Breeding Program (CBBP) in their respective counties to enhance the management of genetic animal resources for the sustainable production and livelihood of smallholder goat producers.

The livestock farmers established the animal breeding program during the launch of the CBBP in October this year at the Central Agriculture Research Institution (CARI), in Suakoko, Bong County.


ESLRF Executive Director with some of the selected farmers

ESLRF to Empower 6,000 Female Farmers

Six thousand female farmers in rural Montserrado County have been earmarked to shortly benefit from agriculture seeds and other farming supplements from the Emma Smith Life Recovery Foundation (ESLRF). Many of those selected to benefit are young women.

This project is an initiative of the World Food Program (WFP) and the Japanese government, but is being implemented by ESLRF, whose Executive Director, Emma Smith, said the project aims to empower local farmers in the county, and subsequently across the country. The project is at the pilot stage.

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