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Gbarpolu Farmers Pat WFP For PRS Role
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Gbarpolu Farmers Pat WFP For PRS Role

By Emmanuel Mondaye, LINA Gbarpolu County Correspondent

BOPOLU CITY, April 17 (LINA) - Over 200 Liberian farmers in Gbarpolu County are commending the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) for “greatly contributing” through the empowerment of farmers to the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) of the Liberian government.

The farmers’ spokesperson, Mrs. Fatu Nyen, said since the WFP began buying rice from the local farmers in 2010, they have been able to construct their own homes and send their children to school from the proceeds of their rice sale.

She said the farmers were selling a bag of clean mill rice to the WPF for US$15, which has made most farmers in the county to gain economic strength and encouragement to cultivate more rice for higher incomes.

According to her, the constant breakdown of the rice mill donated to the farmers by the WFP in recent times and the lack of technical know-how about their repair is, however, hindering the program.

She called on the WFP to help train farmers to repair the rice mill to avoid the constant shortage of rice supply to various institutions of learning in the county.

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