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Farmes NDThe Chairman of the House’s Committee on Agriculture, FofiBamba, has admonished young people to make a choice between selling in the streets and make little or nothing and engaging the soil to make huge profits.

RepresentativeBambadescribed agriculture is a huge opportunity that young people can venture into and make their lives better. He further described agriculture as a big business, adding that the soil in Liberia is rich enough to grow almost any plant.

The Lofa County Lawmaker was speaking lastweekennd at the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), when the USAID Food and Enterprise Development-Liberia distributed thirty power tillers to several youth group entrepreneurs in counties it covers.

Bamba commended the American Government for its continuous support to the agriculture sector and other areas, considering the donation of the power tillers as the beginning of mechanization in Liberia.

He said with the small budget with which the country is operating, it was difficult to reach all of the essential areas the country needed to reach.

Also speaking at the donation ceremony, FED Chief of Party Agnes Luz said their contribution wais part of an effort to empower the young people who are engaged in agricultural activities, adding that the power tillers will assist tremendously in land preparation.

Madam Luz said FED was attempting to promote self- employment among young people across the country. The recipients of the power tillers expressed heartfelt gratitude to the donor, saying it would reduce the physical hard labor they go through during cultivation.

They thanked FED for the provision of the equipment and promised to use them to boost their productivity. By Papa Morris from Suakoko, Bong County – Edited by George Barpeen

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