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EU supports Food Security and Livelihoodsaction in four counties

MONROVIA, October 24 (LINA) – The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Consortium has launched an action this week to enhance food security and livelihoods in Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Margibi and Montserrado Counties.

The consortium consisting of Action Contre La Faim, Welthungerhilfe and ZOA will support vulnerable population groups in the four counties through skills training on income generating activities, village saving and loan activities, vegetable production as well as cassava production and processing.

The action is expected to benefit 90 communities and targets a total of 4,589 vulnerable households representing 23,403 people.

The European Union (EU) provides a grant of EUR 1.5 million to the consortium for this project called PROACT, according to a release issued in Monrovis recently.

Representatives from the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Superintendents, City Mayors, Women Leaders, Youth Leaders, other stakeholders and partners attended the project launch.

Speaking at a function to launch the action in Margibi County, EU Ambassador Tiina Intelmann stated that the EU is working to scale up its support to the agriculture sector in Liberia, in particular to cocoa farmers and fisheries.

She said: "Food security however remains our serious concern as the world cannot accept that in a fertile country like Liberia more than half of the population is food insecure and children continue to suffer because they don't have access to nutritious food".

She further noted that the project aims at increasing the capacities of local communities, adding, “The project is for one year and after the one year we will want to assess the results. In particular we want to see the capacity of the local people to act without the international NGOs being here to hold their hands”.

The FSL Consortium's Coordinator, John Muhia said: “The FSL Consortium will work with all stakeholders through regular coordination in an effort to help vulnerable households tackle increasing cases of food and nutrition insecurity”

The Consortium will now identify the communities to be supported through district level meetings. Therefore, interested groups are encouraged to contact the Consortium. The project has set up a Facebook page to allow the public follow its activities and those of the farmers.

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