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Agriculture in Liberia

  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • Avian flu in West Africa / FAO , prevent spread across region of 330 million

    BENIN, 2015/07/23 Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, FAO said today. To this end, the agency is calling for $20 million for prevention and response activities. The call follows outbreaks of the virus in poultry farms, markets and family holdings in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. The outbreak comes as nations across West Africa are still recovering from, and in some cases still battling, Ebola. Avian flu could trigger a mass die-off of chicken – a nutritious and inexpensive source of food for a lot of people– with detrimental impacts on diets and on the economy of the region, exacerbating an by presently difficult situation.
  • Liberia: Former NEC Executive Director Invests in Agriculture

    LIBERIA, 2015/02/13 In an effort to boost rice production in the country, the former Executive Director of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Mr. John K. Langley, has milled thousands of bags of Liberia's staple food, rice in Todee District, Montserrado and Margibi Counties to enable citizens get additional food. Speaking to this paper in an exclusive interview, Mr. Langley explained that he has milled additional rice on his two farms and that the rice is presently on the Liberian Market and that each bag of rice costs L$1,700. He said besides the milling of the rice, he has as well produced cassava and other crops that are good for human consumption.
  • Food insecurity in Ebola affected countries

    GUINEA, 2014/12/20 The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have said the Ebola epidemic in the affected West African nations could push the number of people facing food insecurity to additional than one million by next spring. 'The disease's impact is potentially devastating in the three nations by presently coping with chronic food insecurity,' according to a joint statement issued Thursday by the FAO and WFP. The statement noted that by presently this month, half a million people are estimated to be severely food insecure in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Agriculture Minister J. Christopher Toe.

    LIBERIA, 2013/08/22 The publisher of the Liberian-based FrontPage Africa print and online newspaper has vowed to fight a $1.5 million verdict against his publications for libelling again-Agriculture Minister J. Christopher Toe. A lower court in 2010 found the paper guilty of libelling Toe at the same time as it said the paper failed to substantiate its claims the minister diverted millions of dollars intended to fight an army worm infestation in two regions of Liberia. The Liberian Supreme Court ruled last month that the publication should pay the fine. Last Friday, a lower court judge cleared the way for Toe's lawyers to begin enforcing the judgment.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.