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Liberia: $438,000 FAO urban/peri agriculture project to benefit women and youth

1,500 urban and peri-urban women and youth farmers in rural Montserrado and Margibi Counties will benefit

By Judoemue Kollie
All Africa
July 6, 2017


“The Ministry of Agriculture identified support to urban and peri-urban farmers in vegetable and poultry as areas of priority and our institution accepted to provide support. This project is important as it will improve nutrition, create jobs and reduce malnutrition in the lives of the beneficiaries. But to make the project a success, beneficiaries must take ownership”, he said.

He asked the beneficiaries to work harder for the sustainability of the project, adding that his institution remain committed to supporting the country’s strides to achieve food security.

The Deputy Minister for Administration at the MOA, Atty. Philomena Williams said that her ministry was pleased about the level of support the FAO continues to provide in helping Liberia to eliminate hunger.

“We are hopeful that this program will succeed at creating sustainable jobs for the beneficiaries to reduce poverty and produce enough food. The goal to end hunger is both supported by the government and the FAO.

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