Agriculture


Extension workers pose for a photo with Farmer Union Network of Liberia president, Rep. Josephine Francis.

FUN Commission 17 Extension Workers

The Farmer Union Network of Liberia (FUN), with support from the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) through the Italian government, has commissioned 17 extension officers(agriculture workers) to four counties of Liberia to work with local farmers.

The counties are Grand Bassa, Montserrado, Cape Mount and Bomi.

The commissioning ceremony was held on November 12 in Kingsville, rural Montserrado County after completing a five- day training workshop.


Atlas of Africa’s soil presented to K.Y.B. by EU Ambassador Pacifici

Head of EU Delegation Presents Resource Material to Observer’s Library

By Joaquin Sendolo

The Head of Liberia’s European Union Delegation, Attilio Pacifici, has presented a Soil Atlas to Daily Observer Publisher Kenneth Y. Best, in observance of the publisher's 75th birth anniversary. 

Mr. Best turned 75 on October 28.

Ambassador Pacifici in a letter to Mr. Best said the first ever African Soil Atlas is intended to enhance the work of the Daily Observer by providing rich information that the public will research in the Daily Observer Library.

ArcelorMittal, RICCE Conservation Agriculture Gains Momentum

By Ishmael F. Menkor

 

The newly-introduced farming method known as “conservation agriculture” launched in Nimba by ArcelorMittal and the Rural Integrated Center for Community Empowerment (RICCE), is said to be gaining momentum in communities surrounding the North Nimba Nature Reserve in Nimba County.

This new method is unlike the shifting cultivation method, which is so prevalent in Liberia: Farmers make farms on a yearly basis while moving from one place to another, cutting down and burning all the trees and bushes in their chosen areas.

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