The Minister of Youth and Sports is encouraging young people to turn to agriculture in order to better their lives. Speaking at ceremony commemorating World Food Day recently in Saclepea, Nimba County, MinisterSaah Charles N’Tow described agriculture as one of the important components of the Liberian economy.
The celebration, which brought together farmers from all 15 counties was supported by various partners, including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Ministry of Agriculture, World Food Programme along with the European Union under the theme “Climate Change.”
Minister N’Tow reminded that as climate changes, there is a need for food and agriculture to change. According to the him, if Liberia should become sufficient in food, every citizens must get involved in agricultural activities. He disclosed plans for the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Agriculture to jointly work in attracting young people to the sector.
The Minister of Agriculture Dr. Moses Zanniah pledged his ministry’s support to the sector. Also speaking, the head of cooperation for the European Union Representative to Liberia Alberto Menghini pledged EU’s support in helping Liberia to combat hunger.
Mr. Menghini challenged Liberians to demonstrate the same level of resilinance they exhibited during the Ebola fight to achieve food sufficiency in the country.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba