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USAID FED To Host Agribusiness Expo Tuesday
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USAID FED To Host Agribusiness Expo Tuesday

MONROVIA, September 12 (LINA) –The USAID Food and Enterprise Development (USAID FED) will Tuesday launch a two-day Agribusiness Expo at the Monrovia City Hall in Sinkor.

The Expo, organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, will afford formal and informal agribusinesses, farming clusters and support organizations assisted by FED the opportunity to showcase their products and progress over the years.

According to a USAID FED press release issued Monday, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai will deliver the keynote address at the start of the Expo.

The event will be held under the theme “Building a Food Secure Future in Liberia.”

The release stated that the FED exercise, which is being funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the U.S. Government “Feed the Future” program, is also geared towards recognizing, celebrating and highlighting the work of the groups with whom FED has worked over the past five years.

It will demonstrate how a market-driven approach was used to assist Liberia as it transitions from subsistence agriculture to a commercial form of agriculture for increased food availability, access and utilization.

The Agribusiness Expo is expected to attract 150 participants from the public and private sectors, including farmer groups, local and international NGOs, and representatives from the multilateral and bilateral donor community.

The global hunger and food security presidential initiative is being implemented in 19 countries, 12 of which are in Africa, with Liberia being one of its beneficiaries.

The five-year FED agriculture intervention, which closes in December this year has benefited more than 90,000 farmers and their families in the operating counties in Liberia and has also expanded its market linkages to increase incomes and job opportunities for farmers in Bong, Nimba, Lofa, Margibi, Grand Bassa and Montserrado counties.

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