US$20 Million Project To Create Market For Local Farmers
The agriculture sector of Liberia is facing enormous challenges ranging from lack of market for local farmers to sell their produce, no storage facility and other constraints.
There have been interventions but still there are problems facing the sector and local farmers continue to complain about the situation. On Wednesday, a new project was launched in Monrovia to work with local farmers in helping to solve some of the many problems. The Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA), a five year US$20 million United States Agency for International development (USAID) sponsored project has been launched to work with farmers over the duration of the project in finding some solutions. Daniel Gies, Chief of Party of LADA says the project is looking to work with 20,000 farmers over the project duration to improve their ability to sell their products “We are looking to increase the amount of money going to support the agriculture sector of this country, that means, we want more money going into the hands of farmers, we want to increase their ability to market their goods and we want to strengthen the ability of processors, transporters to get Liberian agriculture products to the market”, said Gies.