ADAL Officials and members including invited guest post for group photo after the launching ceremony
ADAL Boss Promises Strong Partnership With Famers
By Robert Dixon
MONROVIA, February 9 (LINA) – The President of the Agro-Import Dealers Association of Liberia (ADAL), Madam Rebecca S.Kalayi, has assured
famers throughout the country of strong partnership in providing them agriculture inputs.
She expressed optimism that her organization’s partnership with famers in the country will go a long way in helping famers to enhance their
Madam Kalayi gave the assurance Thursday at a program marking the launch of the Agro-Import Dealers Association of Liberia with support
from the United States Agency for International Development (USIAD), Liberia Agriculture Development Activities (LADA) and other
organizations held at the Paynesville City Hall outside Monrovia.
Giving an overview of the organization, she told the gathering that ADAL started in June 2016, at the DEN-L training center in Gbarnga,
Bong, where they had a two-week intensive training on the safe use of Agro-Import and Agro-Business organized and facilitated by LADA and
another agricultural organizations in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture.
According to her, from that training their perception on the Agro-Input Business took a different and greater dimension, adding
that “a good job well done was made successful by the incredible support from USIAD and the American people.”
“ADAL with a membership o 48 can now boast of being a legally registered and accredited entity with head office on the Old Road in
Sinkor,” she said.
Also speaking, the Deputy Minister for Small Business Administration at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Andrew G. Paygar, lauded the
ADAL leadership for their farsightedness in organizing such an entity. He said agriculture is very critical to the development agenda
of any country, and pledged the Commence Ministry’s preparedness in working with them to enable them achieve their goal.
For his part, the Chief of –Party of the Liberia Agriculture Development Activities (LADA), Daniel Gies, lauded Madam Kalayi and
the ADAL leadership for organizing such an entity that works with famers in the country to import agricultural products, and pledged LADA’S full support to the organization.
Agriculture Minister Dr. Moses M. Zinnah, who served as keynote speaker and chief launcher of the program, commended ADAL for the
initiative and pledged the Agriculture Ministry’s continued support to the program which is geared towards supporting famers in the country
adding, "the work of the Agriculture Ministry is not to make farms but to develop and implement a unified government policy on the development of the agricultural sector of the country."
Dr. Zinnah encouraged the Agro-Import Dealers Association of Liberia to make the input relatively available and provide education and training to famers in the country.
He expressed appreciation to the Agro-Import Dealers Association of Liberia and pledged his personnel support to the organization.