LIBERIA: MOA launches Household integrated Farming project in Margibi  County

From Christopher Wiah | Margibi County |

Minister George Forkpoh

The Ministry of Agriculture has with immediate effect launched for the first time, a 3 year Integrated Rice and Fish Farming project in Margibi County.

The project according to Minister George Forkpoh, is one of the Ministry’s initiative aimed at developing youths and women capacities in Lowlands Rice and Fish Farming activities.

Minister George Forkpoh is the Deputy Minister for Regional Development Research and Extension at the Ministry of Agriculture.

The project which is gear to benefit at least 365 Householders in five of the fifteen Counties including Margibi is part of EU support program to Government’s Agenda for Prosperity and Development.

In a special remark at the launch of the program, Superintendent Varnie assured EU of Government’ robust monitoring system that ensure a secure implementation during the time of the project.

The Margibi County Chief Executive Officer also maintained that selections of Farmers as beneficiary will be void of politics and personal interest.

He therefore want would be beneficiary and the public to be assure of his Ministry  commitment to upholding its dignity in Support of Government’s Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.

Superintendent Jerry Varnie and Minister Forkpoh made these assertions during Thursday launch of the Ministry’s Integrated Rice and Fish Farming project in Margibi County.

In another development, Superintendent Jerry Varnie will lead Ten others Farmers from Margibi County to Join a group of Farmers in Bong County for this year Agriculture Fare program.

According to Minister Forkpoh, the sections of the ten Farmers comes as a result of their active service in farming activities including their role played in the sector.

The Liberian  Government and Partners through the Ministry of Agriculture will this February 11- 14 Celebrate the National Agriculture Fare day program in CARI Bong County.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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