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Gbarpolu Women Embark On Agric Projects
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Gbarpolu Women Embark On Agric Projects

By Emmanuel Mondaye, LINA Gbarpolu County Correspondent

FARNWEIN TOWN, July 15 (LINA) - The Gbarpolu County Rural Women Organization has embarked on three agriculture projects in three of the county’s administrative districts.

The projects include the cultivation of 500 acres of lowland rice, cassava and a chicken poultry in Bokomu, Dewein and Gbarma Districts, with support from the World Food Program (WFP) and the international NGOs Samaritan’s Purse and Doafan.

Making the disclosure to the Liberia News Agency on Monday, the president of the organization, Madam Bendu Jah, said the projects were intended to empower local women farmers to be self-sufficient in agriculture production.

She said over 1,000 rural women are involved in these projects.

Meanwhile, she has appealed to other humanitarian organizations in the country to assist them find the market for their produce.

She said most of the crops cultivated by the organization in the past got damaged due to lack of buyers which, she noted, continues to serve as a serious problem for the sale of their produce.

Madam Jah commended President Ellen Jonson Sirleaf for empowering women across the country, noting that this has made more women to be productive and capable to manage their own finances and businesses.

LINA EDM/TSS/PTK

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