Liberia

Liberia

The consultant Sylvanus Agordorku trains Liberian farmers in how to grow cocoa.
Kebbeh Dolo, a 21-year-old farmer in the Nyanta Community, which is located 50 kilometer from Gbarnga the Capital City of the County, is a vegetable farmer engaged with the production of bitter balls (garden eggs) and hot pepper. Through the LICSIP project she is now being trained in becoming a cocoa farmer. The photo depicts her amidst her seedlings.
Young female farmer Martha G. Kollie, 32 years old and a mother or 4 children, is one of the many farmers that are benefiting from the implementation of the Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme - LICSIP, funded by the European Union in Liberia and Solidaridad West Africa. The Programme is implemented by Solidaridad West Africa - Liberia.Martha, like several other farmers, has received improved cocoa seedlings, trainings on Best Management Practice for Cocoa and others.
The objective of this project is to create a vibrant, competitive and profitable cocoa economy driven by farmer groups/associations and private cocoa supply chain companies.
Albert Saab of the Customs Modernisation Unit (here in his office) managed the Ecorys' technical assistance to the Liberia Revenue Authority
Saa Saamoi Commissioner of Customs Liberia Revenue Authority speaking at the closure event of long term technical assistance project
Four experts supported the Customs Department over two years, increasing revenue and reducing fraud through training, mentoring and reporting.
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and the Liberia Minister of Finance & Development Planning, Samuel D. Tweah, signed a new financing agreement today in Brussels in the presence of the President of the Republic, George Manneh Weah. The goal is to strengthen state building, improve public investment and support the delivery of basic services in the country.
Light Up Liberia brought electricity to 5 isolated rural communities which never had electricity before. This changed peoples lives.
This project will revitalise and build resilience of food systems in rural areas which have been hard hit by the Ebola Virus Disease crisis and ensuing failure of markets for crop produce and inputs.

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