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LEAD Wants Training, Loans For Nimba Farmers
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LEAD Wants Training, Loans For Nimba Farmers 
By S. Kannay Ziamo, LINA Nimba County Correspondent

GANTA, October 6 (LINA) - Liberia Entrepreneur Asset Development (LEAD) Field Coordinator Winston Sayekein has called on the Ministry of Agriculture to provide training and loans to farmers in Nimba County to make them more productive and vibrant.

Sayekein said such support will buttress the efforts of local farmers and help improve food sufficiency and security.

He said the lack of training and programs such as loan schemes, coupled with the absence of storage facilities were major challenges facing farmers in the county.

Making the call in an interview with the Liberia News Agency (LINA) in Karnplay recently, Sayekein also noted that farmers grow more food but deplorable farm-to-market roads, especially during the rainy season, hamper commercializing their goods.

The LEAD official argued that farmers in the county are capable of providing food for the entire country if they are provided the needed support by government and partners.

Sayekein disclosed that there are several farmer cooperatives in the county that are involved in the production of rice, cassava, eddoes and plantains, among other food crops, but are not getting the best from their yields due to lack of transportation, market, training, buyers and storage facilities.

Mr. Sayekein said his organization has been working with several farmers in the county through cooperatives to build their capacities, and emphasized that much still needs to be done to improve the lives of farmers in the county.
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