Agriculture


Chinese to teach KAVTC students, others about biogas production

Chinese to teach KAVTC students, others about biogas production

The Chinese team implementing the China-aided Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) Bamboo & Rattan Weaving and Vegetable Production Training Program (BRWVPTP) has commenced the construction of structures for a biogas production plant at the Klay Agriculture Vocational
Training Center (KAVTC) in Klay District, Bomi County.


The warehouse where the farmers store their rice

Others carry on threshing of paddy rice

Lack of Market Hinders Gbedin Farmers

Farmers in Gbedin in Nimba County are complaining about the lack of markets to sell their produce, which they say has been an ongoing problem over the years.
They also lack adequate farming implements that could enable them to become more productive and increase their harvests

Speaking to the Daily Observer in Gbedin Town yesterday, the chairman of the Dokodan Farmers’ Cooperative, Jefferson W. Tokpah, said they need necessary implements to enhance their productivity.

He said the farmers cultivate rice and vegetables on 164 hectares (410 acres) of land.

Cabinet Reviews Performance of Agriculture Sector, Community Engagement Forum, Mandates Key Decisions

An Executive Mansion release reports that the Cabinet yesterday carefully reviewed the performance of its Agriculture and Agro-processing Task Force with emphasis on highlighting the most critical challenges to agricultural concessions and tree crop sectors with a view to finding solutions. The Cabinet mandated further review of the community engagement forum implementation agenda and solicited inputs on corrective actions from members.


TFCI Executive Director Elijah W. Toe, right, and Youth Director Othello T.S. Tuweh hope to get grants from MOA for vegetable and rice production in River Gee

TFCI Mobilizes 40,000 Farmers in River Gee

An official of the Tarlesson Farmers’ Cooperative Incorporated (TFCI) says the entity has mobilized 40,000 farmers in River Gee County for rice and vegetable production.

Elijah W. Toe, Executive Director of TFCI made the disclosure in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer on Monday.

He said the organization has acquired 50 acres of land to cultivate rice and vegetables.

The TFCI was established in 2015 by Rev. Roosevelt Tarlesson, who now resides in California, United States, Mr Toe said.

Market Linkages Improve Farmers’ Benefits

Vegetable farmers in Liberia grow traditional crops such as potato greens, eggplant and chili peppers that are already widely available on the local market but have limited income potential.

In 2014 when 20 farmers from Dennis Farm village in Montserrado County first joined together to form the Careysburg Vegetable Farming Group, they were struggling to find consistent markets and attract decent prices for their produce.

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