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Liberia, Africa: FAO And GOL Agree To Promote Urban/Peri-Urban Agriculture And Sustainable Forest Management

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(Right) Dr. Charles McClain, Deputy Minister for Planning and Development, signed the agreement on behalf of GOL, and (Left) Mr. Marc Abdala, FAO Country Rep. signed for FAO.

At least 1,500, mostly women and youth farmers in the targeted counties, are expected to benefit from the TCP.

By Judoemue M. Kollie
Daily Observer
Mar 9, 2017

Excerpt:

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) recently signed two project agreements to promote urban and peri-urban agriculture in vegetables and poultry and the sustainable management of Liberia’s forest sector.

The urban and peri-urban agriculture agreement, which is under the Technical Corporation Project (TCP) of the FAO, and valued at US$438,000, will provide support to sustainable production and marketing of vegetables and poultry mainly for venerable women and youth in Montserrado and Margibi counties; while the sustainable forest management “Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade” (FLEGT), valued at US$15 million, seeks to promote sustainable forest management and responsible governance in the country’s forest sector.

At least 1,500, mostly women and youth farmers in the targeted counties, are expected to benefit from the TCP.

As for the FAO-FLEGT Program, it will be implemented in close collaboration with the FDA and other forest sector partners to tackle illegal logging, promote trade in legal timber products and eventually contribute to sustainable forest management and poverty reduction.

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