Agriculture

Farming Materials Too Expensive

“As long as prices of farming materials remain expensive on the local market, many farmers will become discouraged and not continue to grow more food for the country. The government must come up with a regulation that will ensure the reduction of the cost of basic farming materials such as fertilizers and agro-chemicals to encourage farmers to continue to farm,” says Mr. Momolu Bass, national coordinator for the Farmers Union Network of Liberia (FUN).

Mr. Bass spoke during a Daily Observer exclusive interview at his office in Fendell, outside Monrovia.

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.

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