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MOA Official Urges Bond Among Tree Crop Farmers
By Chris Nyenapee, LINA Grand Gedeh County Correspondent
ZWEDRU CITY, May 28 (LINA) - The head of the Ministry of Agriculture Smallholders Tree Crop Project Assessment Team to Grand Gedeh County
has called for collaboration among tree crop farmers in the country.
Mr. James Morlue said this was one sure way for tree crops farmers to benefit from the new tree crop project.
He said the three-year project targets cooperative spirit in group work, rather than working with individual farmers, emphasizing that the involvement of women and youth groups was also advantageous.
The MOA team toured potential tree crop farming communities like Ganbo, Niao Janzon, old Poham, Ziah Town and Boundary in Tchien, Cavalla and Konobo districts respectively.
They were led by the county acting Agriculture Coordinator, Musu Young, to administrative districts near Zwedru to introduce the new farming technology for the Smallholder Tree Crop Project revitalization.
The project targets cocoa, coffee and oil palm farmers in Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties for three years, the County Agriculture Coordinator told LINA.
Mr. Morlue disclosed that participants will also benefit from capacity building in the areas of management and effective use of chemicals as well as construction of roads and bridges to connect farming communities and warehouses.
He added that there will be support for new plantations as part of the national vision to raise a middle-class strong enough to move the economy to a brighter future.
The project will be sponsored by Socodevi , a Canadian firm with specialty in tree crop farming, the Government of Liberia and World Bank.