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Bong Mines Farmers Crave Markets To Sell Produce
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Bong Mines Farmers Crave Markets To Sell Produce
By Ballah M. Kollie, LINA

MONROVIA, July 20 (LINA) – Several hundreds of farmers in Bong Mines, Bong County have raised concern about the lack of markets to sell their produce.

The Chairman of the Bong Mines Farmers Cooperative, Samuel Zawu, said rice and vegetables are being cultivated in the area, but selling the produce has become a problem.

Chairman Zawu was speaking Tuesday in an interview with a team of journalists during a guided tour of the area to talk with farmers impacted by the United States Agency for International Development Food and Enterprise Development (USAID-FED) program in Liberia.

He noted that since the departure of the German-operated Bong Mining Company coupled with China Union’s inability to employ inhabitants, the only alternative source of livelihood is to return to the soil.

Zawu indicated that in addition to the low annual yields, there is no market to sell the little produced by the farmers.

He said there are over 19,000 farmers across Fuamah District, all of whom, he said, are in need of financial assistance or loan opportunities as well as markets to generate incomes that will impact their lives.

He lauded USAID-FED for constructing a rice hub and building the technical capacity of several farmers in the area.

Zawu said the presence of USAID-FED was felt in 2014 and that the establishment of the rice hub has helped them to transition from pounding rice with their hand and pestle.

Meanwhile, Zawu is calling on USAID-FED to assist farmers with tools and finance through its Village Savings Loan program.

He said when farmers are given the right facilities such as loans and tools, their work will be enhanced and annual yields increased.


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