GANTA, November 30 (LINA) – The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has provided cash assistance to three beans farmer groups in Nimba County as part of its farmers’ empowerment program.
Beans farmer groups that benefited from the FAO empowerment scheme are Daydor Farmers Cooperative of Kpaytuo Town and the Koyean and Lorkiah Farmers Cooperatives of Sehnlay Town.
These farmers groups are producing beans that will be sold to other organizations, including the World Food Program to help in its home-grown school feeding program.
Presenting a total amount of L$256,500 to farmers in the two towns on separate occasions, FAO Assistant Country Representative for Administration, Ms. Thelma Dahn Debrah, said the money was a token of appreciation for the time and effort the farmers are dedicating to growing beans and other crops in the area.
She said the FAO has been working with farmers in the county through the provision of tools, seedlings, and technical support, to empower them to improve their lives through farming.
According to Ms. Debrah, her organization stands ready to work with farmers across the country in making sure that Liberia achieves its food security target.
The FAO official also encouraged farmers to grow different types of beans to give consumers the opportunity to select which type of the commodity to purchase.
At the same time, Debra has assured the farmers of FAO’s willingness to work with the local farmers to ensure that they have buyers for their produce.