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Agriculture Official Encourages Lowland Farming
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Agriculture Official Encourages Lowland Farming

By Korboi Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County correspondent

VOINJAMA, June 10 (LINA) -Voinjama District Agriculture Coordinator Octavious Korkulo has called on farmers in Lofa County to engage in lowland farming to increase rice production in the county.

He said if farmers engaged in lowland farming, they will help reduce hunger in the county and enable it regain its pre-war status as the “bread basket of Liberia.”

According to the Liberia News Agency, Kokulo made the call over the weekend when he formed part of the second farmer exchange visit to Suomai and Duojallamai Towns in Voinjama District under the auspices of the Africa Development Corps (ADC), formerly known as Vision in Action.

He told the people of Lofa to reserve the upland bush and maintain it so that it can be used to plant crops like pepper, bitter balls, onions and other vegetables.

Meanwhile, a team from ADC and the Lofa County branch of the Ministry of Agriculture over the weekend conducted the second farmer exchange visit in two towns in Voinjama District, Lofa County to assess the level of progress made so far by farmers on their swamp cultivation projects.

At the end of the visit, the team commended the farmers for their hard work and urged them to continue in order to kick hunger out of Lofa County and Liberia at- large.

LINA KKG/JGT/TSS/PTK

 

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