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40 Rural Certified in Business Management and Agro Processing

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At least 40 rural women from three counties namely Lofa, Nimba and Bong at the end of an eight day intensive training in Business Management, Marketing and Agro Processing on Saturday of the week end received certificates.

The training was organized by the Ministry of Gender and Development or MOGD in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture or MOA, the Danish Agency for Nutrition and International Development Aid or DANIDA, Food and Agriculture Organization or FAO and the United Nations Development Programme or UNDP with sponsorship from the World Food Programme or WFP.

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Participants were placed in five distinct groups at the end of the eight day event and had to make special presentations on the basics they have learned including, Finance, Group Development, Leadership, Agro Processing and Advertisement.

Speaking at the end of event, the Ministry of Gender and Development or MOGD Project Coordinator on UN joint Programme for Food Security and Nutrition Emmet Crayton urged the beneficiaries to go and train other women in their localities.

Crayton thanked the participants for honoring the invitation extended them, noting that his office will very soon join them in their Towns and or Villages to see how well they are living with the knowledge acquired during their eight days in Gbarnga, Bong County.

He pledge the fullest support of his institution and partners, “it is the dream of the Ministry of Gender and Development or MOGD to see women participation in local and national issues thus to give room for the implementation of the millennium development goal,” Crayton asserts.  He disclosed, UNDP is now fixing your farm to market road, while FAO is as well installing rice machines in Towns and Villages across Liberia.

In a brief remark on behalf of her colleagues, Helen Biah of Bong County thanked MOGD and her partners for the training, promising that they are going to transform their localities with all they have learned as a result of the training at MOGD office in Gbarnga.

Biah showered praises on the Minister of Gender and Development Varbah Gayflor for what she calls the Minister’s tireless efforts in taking rural women from silence to higher heights. She urged Minister Gayflor to dig continuously until she gets the very best from women in the rural areas.

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