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“Liberia’s Future Lies In Agriculture”- VP Boakai
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Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai  

 

“Liberia’s Future Lies In Agriculture”- VP Boakai

MONROVIA, November 8 (LINA) – Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has opined that the future of Liberia lies in the agriculture sector, urging Liberians to make maximum use of the sector to improve the economy.

VP Boakai observed that agriculture presents the best option for the country to diversify its economy; strengthen food security and create a wide range of jobs for the young people of Liberia.

Addressing graduates of the Klay Vocational Training Institute in Klay District, Bomi County recently, Vice President Boakai stressed that the agriculture sector holds the greatest potential for employment, noting that it is the primary livelihood source for more than 60 percent of Liberia’s population.

“Agriculture is also the most significant sector of the local economy, providing sustenance for many families who engage in farming of rubber, rice, oil palm, cocoa, and sugarcane at smallholder and subsistence levels,” the Vice President stressed.

According to him, the sector plays an integral role in Liberia’s economic and social development and contributes significantly to employment, food security, household income, poverty reduction and foreign exchange earnings.

He then encouraged the graduates to continue to acquire agricultural skills, adding, “I am glad to see young Liberians from across the country taking advantage of available opportunities provided by government to acquire training in several agriculture-related vocations.”

Boakai observed that Liberia has a suitable climate to produce pepper, okra, onions, tomatoes and bitter balls, chicken eggs, wings and feet, amongst others, which, he said, are in high demand all year round

He added: “We have the market but we have opted to import them (chicken and its parts).”

He called on the graduates to take advantage of the wonderful soil and other things that God has blessed Liberia with and make them work to benefit the country by not only sitting on the tomatoes, eggplants and vegetables they produce but to also engage the local markets.
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