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.

Smith (with cap) posed with some graduates during RESH volunteers’ graduationt

RESH Finds New Approach to Remain Viable

Renewed Energy Serving Humanity (RESH) has found a more suitable and innovative way to sustain itself for the foreseeable future as donor support in the country diminishes due to a huge demand for continuous assistance, especially for women, children and drug addicts.

As an organization known for working with these vulnerable groups, RESH knows pretty well that depending on donor funding for the future would never be the best option for the enormous tasks that it has at hand and the level of impacts the organization wants to have in the country.

Partners believe that together they can grow the agribusiness sector through skills building.

Trader Growth Program Launched

An initiative known as the Trader Growth Program (TGP) has been launched in Monrovia. Its aim is to motivate vegetable traders to strengthen their capacity with the ultimate goal of expanding local vegetable production.

The TGP is an initiative of the Monrovia Vegetable Sellers’ Association (MVSA) that works in partnership with GROW Liberia, Afriland First Bank and AIM Global.

‘Poor farm to market roads are our major challenge as farmers in Grand Bassa County,’ Mr. Moses Diggs

‘Poor Farm to Market Roads our Major Challenge’

The Fair Labour Farmers Union in District #2 Zuezohn clan in Grand Bassa County says poor farm to market road is one of the major challenges affecting their its productivity.

The farmers believe that an improved road network will improve their chances of making a better impact through the sale of their produce and to increase their productivity.

LADA Chief of Party Mr. Daniel Gies and Madam Bruce at the launch of Value Chains Day

LADA US$20M Project to Improve Agriculture

The Chief of Party of Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA) Mr. Daniel Gies has disclosed that his agency’s US$20million dollar program will contribute to food security.

He made the statement at the launch of its agricultural value chains of rice, cassava and several vegetables through the Feed the Future (FTF) program on Wednesday at the Paynesville City Hall in Monrovia.


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