Liberia: Native Farmers in Bong County Urge Liberian Authorities to Make investments Extra in Agriculture

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Native Farmers in Bong County are calling on the federal government of President Joseph N. Boakai to prioritize investments in agriculture by offering important assist to farmers within the type of coaching and farming gear.

The farmers emphasised that with sufficient assist from the federal government, they will make a major influence within the ongoing battle towards meals insecurity in Liberia.

They stated thousands and thousands of {dollars} which can be getting used yearly by the nation to import its staple meals will drastically scale back if not stopped.

Liberia spends over US$200 million yearly on rice imports, in keeping with the nation’s Finance Ministry in 2023.

Yearly the federal government has to subsidize the importation of rice with thousands and thousands of {dollars} in order that the commodity can turn out to be inexpensive for a lot of abnormal residents

Nevertheless, James Kollie, one of many Lofa farmers in Siannoyea District highlighted the essential function of presidency intervention in boosting agricultural productiveness and guaranteeing meals safety.

He acknowledged, “We, as native farmers, are prepared and prepared to contribute to the agricultural growth of our nation.”

“Nevertheless, with out correct coaching and entry to fashionable farming gear, our efforts are restricted. We urge the federal government to spend money on us, and we are going to ship exceptional outcomes.”

One other farmer, Mrs. Korto R. Jorkeh echoed Mr. Kollie’s sentiments, emphasizing the necessity for sustainable assist from the federal government. She stated Agriculture is the spine of any nation and as farmers, they’re those engaged on the land to feed the nation.