The United States Agency for International Development Food and Enterprise Development or USAID FED has highlighted several achievements over the years in the four food value chains in the Agriculture sector of Liberia.
Speaking Wednesday at a program marking the USAIDFED knowledge-sharing and handover of extension material program, under the theme: Breaking the Barriers to Food Security in Liberia, held at the Paynesville City Hall, the outgoing Chief of Party of USAID FED, Agnes Luz, highlighted many successes her organization scored as efforts to improve agriculture in the country.
Ms. Luz said the organization’s project uses an all-inclusive strategy that incorporated Micro, small and medium farmers, processors, suppliers, women and youth in partnership with the Government of Liberia and local civil society organizations to achieve food security in the country.
She indicated that the FED program, under the United States of America President Barrack Obama’s Feed the Future program, seeks to increase food production, availability, utilization and accessibility by assisting agricultural stakeholders in adopting commercial approaches that are built upon improved agriculture technology for productivity and profitability, expanded and modernized input supply and extension system, commercial production, marketing and processing, business development services and workforce development and vocational training in agriculture.
The outgoing USAID FED Chief of Party said the four chains have shown that tremendous efforts have been put in place. The Minister of Agriculture promised to work along with partners by ensuring that the country’s agriculture sector improves massively.
By Ethel A. Tweh-Edited by George Barpeen