By Emmanuel Mafelah|
The Acting head for Agriculture Mechanization and Irrigation Engineering Program at the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) in Suakoko, Bong County has revealed that studies are currently being conducted at the center for the speedy improvement of agriculture productivity.
Speaking in an interview with paper the center in Bong County, Mr. Anthony Tarplah said as acting head of the department they have embarked on the fabrication of several farming tools to reduce the high labor farmer’s face in the sector.
Mr. Tarplah said at present, he alongside with his professional team-mates at CARI are fabricating wielder for testing to ensure that farmers reduce the burden farmers face during the wielding process.
He added that farmers in the County are challenged with wielding in their rice a condition that poses serious back-ache to them most especially lowland production.
Mr. Tarplah name rotary wielder as the most single best tool farmers would like to use to properly manage their farms for speedy agriculture productivity.
He said after his mentorship with AfricaRice, he experienced that a lot of farmers complained the wielding aspect is hindering their operations.
The CARI agriculture mechanization and irrigation engineering Boss noted that after their experiment with the rotary wielder produced by them, they will visit farmers across Bong County to introduce the new technology to them.
After introducing the wielders to the farmers according to Mr. Tarplah, the ones produce by the CARI team will be distributed to the local farmers to begin using them to save time and speed up their farming practices.
Mr. Tarplah further said if the President George M. Weah much achieves, Agriculture must be prioritize in the country, adding that national government spend over millions of dollars just to import the Country stable food (Rice).
Speaking to our Bong County Correspondent, Mr. Tarplah called on the government President Weah through the Ministry of Agriculture to be more innovative in finding ways to improve the production of Liberian farmers stating that doing so will help local farmers in the country to cultivate more farming land in their various localities and will also helps the Weah led government achieve on it Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity y and Development.
The Acting head for Agriculture Mechanization and Irrigation Engineering Program at the Central Agricultural Research Institute said if the local farmers are empower through the Ministry of Agriculture will help boost agriculture productivity in the various counties across the country.