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    AfricaRice Assures Liberia Of Support In Rice Varieties Planting Techniques

    AfricaRice Assures Liberia Of Support In Rice Varieties Planting Techniques

    (Monrovia, December 4, 2020): - Formerly West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) but now renamed AfricaRice Center has promised to assist Liberian farmers with new and improved scientific methods in planting varieties of rice across the country. Read more »

    New EU Ambassador Impressed With Progress In Agriculture Sector

    New EU Ambassador Impressed With Progress In Agriculture Sector

    (Ministerial Complex, Monrovia, November 25, 2020) “I have lots of respect and admiration for you people at he Ministry who are introducing progress in this sector which is the heartbeat of almost everything, because when we work on agriculture, it crisscrosses every aspect of development”. Read more »

    MOA Brings In Pesticides For Farmers To Protect Food Crops

    MOA Brings In Pesticides For Farmers To Protect Food Crops

    Monrovia, November 19, 2020):- The Ministry of Agriculture ( MOA) has brought in the first of five consignments of easy-to-use insecticides and fungicides to protect food crops against insects infestations and fungus. Read more »

    French Development Agency Wants To Support Liberias Agriculture

    French Development Agency Wants To Support Liberias Agriculture

    (Ministerial Complex, Monrovia, November 17, 2020):- A two-member delegation from the French Government’s Agence Française de Développement (AFD)referred in English as the French Development Agency on today, Tuesday, paid a courtesy call on Liberia’s Agriculture Minister, Jeanine Milly Cooper, to explore means of supporting the country’s agriculture sector. Read more »

    MOA Gives Out Agro Machineries To Farmers In Bong

    MOA Gives Out Agro Machineries To Farmers In Bong

    (Gbarnga, Bong County, November 14, 2020): - Towards moving from subsistence to mechanized agriculture, the Minister of Agriculture, Jeanine Milly Cooper, on Saturday handed over several agro processing equipment to farmers in Central Liberia. Read more »

    MOA Builds Four New District Agriculture Offices In Nimba

    MOA Builds Four New District Agriculture Offices In Nimba

    (Bahn, Nimba County, November 7, 2020): The Minister of Agriculture, Jeanine Milly Cooper, today handed over four newly built district agriculture offices in Nimba County. Read more »

    MOA Launches First Phase Of 200km Road Project In Nimba County

    MOA Launches First Phase Of 200km Road Project In Nimba County

    (Bahn, Nimba County, November 7, 2020): - Agriculture Minister Jeanine Milly Cooper, on today Saturday, launched farms to market roads project in the heavily forested cocoa-rich and trading town of Bahn, Zoegeh District in Nimba County situated 310 km northeast of the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Read more »

    Minister Cooper Launches Major Harvest In Bong County

    Minister Cooper Launches Major Harvest In Bong County

    (Fuamah District, Bong County, November 3, 2020): - Liberia’s Minister of Agriculture on today excitingly traveled to Central Liberia’s Bong County to launch a major rice harvest on a farm lying near a hilly former iron ore mining town. Read more »

    MOA Purchases Processed Cassava Products For Food Stocks

    (UN Drive, Monrovia, November 2, 2020) The Government of Liberia (GOL) through the Ministry of Agriculture deposited a consignment of cassava product – Gari as it is locally referred to – with the General Services Agency (GSA), GOL’s arm for asset management, for Liberia’s first emergency food stock. Read more »

    MOA Imports Fertilizers For Farmers Amidst Months Of Scarcity

    MOA Imports Fertilizers For Farmers Amidst Months Of Scarcity

    (Monrovia, October 21, 2020)- The Ministry of Agriculture has started importing varieties of environmentally-friendly fertilizers for farmers across the country amidst eight months of scarcity or unavailability due to the COVID-19 sparked off closure of neighboring countries’ borders. Read more »

    Agriculture Minister On Global Fundraising For Farmers As Liberia Sets To Get New Funding

    Agriculture Minister On Global Fundraising For Farmers As Liberia Sets To Get New Funding

    Monrovia, October 13, 2020): Liberia’s Minister of Agriculture, Jeanine Milly Cooper, on Tuesday joined several world personalities and participated in the launch of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) Replenishment for 2020-25 hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Read more »

    Government of Liberia Distributes Oil Palm Seedlings

    Government of Liberia Distributes Oil Palm Seedlings

    Monrovia, October 8, 2020) The Government of Liberia (GOL) through the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) under its multi-donor funded the Smallholder Agriculture Transformation and Agribusiness Revitalization Project (STAR-P), has started the distribution of 23, 000 oil palm seedlings to smallholder farming groups in five counties. Read more »

    Agriculture Minister Wants Donor Funded Projects Aligned with National  Priorities

    Agriculture Minister Wants Donor Funded Projects Aligned with National Priorities

    (Ministerial Complex, Monrovia, October 12, 2020): - Agriculture Minister, Jeanine Milly Cooper, has urged the Rome-based International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) to align its Liberia’s project interventions to fit into the Government of Liberia’s (GOL) national development strategy that seeks to impact farmers rather than outputs. Read more »

    CALL FOR PROJECTS FROM NEOFARMING AFRICA

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    President Weah suspends tariffs on agriculture implements and equipment

    President Weah suspends tariffs on agriculture implements and equipment

    Monrovia, September 29, 2020): - His Excellency, President George Manneh Weah, Sr. Read more »

    Agriculture boss projects 3-year plan

    Agriculture boss projects 3-year plan

    Liberia’s Agriculture Minister, Jeanie Milly Cooper has projected a three-year agriculture program for the country. Read more »

    Minister Cooper shares Panel with Select African Agriculture Ministers, AU and  EU Officials on Monday September 7, 2020

    Minister Cooper shares Panel with Select African Agriculture Ministers, AU and EU Officials on Monday September 7, 2020

    Liberia’s Minister of Agriculture, Jeanine Milly Cooper, will on Monday, September 7 at 11 a. Read more »

    Liberia: Ministry of Agriculture Empowers Local Agri-Entrepreneurs to Boost Rice and Cassava Production

    Liberia: Ministry of Agriculture Empowers Local Agri-Entrepreneurs to Boost Rice and Cassava Production

    Monrovia – In a bid to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the agriculture sector, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) with funding from the World Bank has awarded contracts to 10 smallholder farmers and food processors for rice and cassava production. Read more »

    Agriculture Ministry Braces To Restore CARI To Pre-War Status

    Agriculture Ministry Braces To Restore CARI To Pre-War Status

    (Jorquelleh District, Bong County, Friday, July 31, 2020):- Agriculture Minister, Jeanine Milly Cooper, at the head of a Ministry of Agriculture’s delegation visited the central Liberian town of Gbanay Town, Jorpolu Clan in Jorquelleh District Bong County, one of the several towns affected by caterpillar’s invasion which continues to destroy farms and food crops. Read more »

    STAR-P Donates Vehicles and Motorbikes to Ministries of Agriculture and Finance and Development Planning

    STAR-P Donates Vehicles and Motorbikes to Ministries of Agriculture and Finance and Development Planning

    Monrovia, (PMU, MOA)-July 20, 2020:  The Smallholder Agriculture Transformation and Agribusiness Revitalization Project-STAR-P, has donated three Land Cruiser Hardtops  and five motorbikes worth more than US $151,00. Read more »

    Liberia Cocoa sector brainstorms on way forward- Post COVID-19

    Liberia Cocoa sector brainstorms on way forward- Post COVID-19

    Monrovia –June 29, 2020  A day-long meeting to discuss prospects and challenges facing the Liberia cocoa sector was held over the weekend. Read more »

    Makona River Rice Farm in Lofa County

    Makona River Rice Farm in Lofa County

    June 24, 2020(MOA-PMU):As part of efforts to support small holder farmers, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has donated a brand new power tiller machine to the Makona River Rice Farm to boost its rice production. Read more »

    The Rebirth of Rural Community Financing Will Increase Food Production in Liberia, Says Deputy Minister Forpoh

    The Rebirth of Rural Community Financing Will Increase Food Production in Liberia, Says Deputy Minister Forpoh

    Monrovia, (PMU-MoA) – June 15, 2020; The Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Regional Development, Research and Extension Dr. Read more »

    Bong Cassava Chips ready for export to China

    Bong Cassava Chips ready for export to China

    (Melekie, Thursday, June 5, 2020):Impressively, a local cassava chips producer in the central Liberian town of Melekie in Bong County, Ma Musu Barto, now has a large quantity of cassava chips already packaged in 50kg-size bags for export to China after processing them manually. Read more »

    MoA Empowers CARI with two new pickups

    MoA Empowers CARI with two new pickups

    (Suakoko, Thursday, June 5, 2020):  Agriculture Minister Jeanine Milly Cooper, through the Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization (SAPEC) has empowered the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI) with two brand new Toyota Hilux pickups to help ease mobility challenges the institution faces. Read more »

    Agriculture Minister Launches USAID

    Agriculture Minister Launches USAID's Seed Rice Voucher System For Rural Farmers

    (Melekie, Thursday, June 5, 2020): - Liberia's Minister of Agriculture, Jeanine Milly Cooper, on Thursday, launched the United States Agency for Development's (USAID) funded Seeds Voucher Fair in the central region town of Melekie in Bong County some 154 km north of the Liberian Capital Monrovia. Read more »

    The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Agriculture launches US$10,000 support grant to agribusinesses in all counties

    The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Agriculture launches US$10,000 support grant to agribusinesses in all counties

    (Monrovia, Monday, June 1, 2020): - The Government of Liberia (GOL) through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the World Bank’s funded Smallholder Agriculture Transformation and Agribusiness Revitalization Project (STAR-P), on today launched a US$ 10,000 matching grant for each of the would-be selected small and medium enterprise agribusinesses to mitigate the COVID 19 shocks on their businesses. Read more »

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    World Bank approves US$ 10 million for Liberia

    World Bank approves US$ 10 million for Liberia's COVID-19 Food Security Plan

    (Monrovia, May 20, 2020):  The World Bank has approved US$ 10. Read more »

    Ministry of Agriculture Launches National Food Transport Permit System

    Ministry of Agriculture Launches National Food Transport Permit System

    (Monrovia, May 7, 2020) The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and the Executive Committee on COVID-19 (ECOC) announces the launch of Liberia’s first Agriculture Transport Permit System. Read more »

    Agriculture Minister cancels bid for heavy duty agro equipment to rationalize spending

    Agriculture Minister cancels bid for heavy duty agro equipment to rationalize spending

    Monrovia, Saturday, April 11, 2020) Agriculture Minister, Jeanine M. Read more »

    MOA Begins Lending Tractors to Farmers Ahead of Planting Season

    MOA Begins Lending Tractors to Farmers Ahead of Planting Season

    (Monrovia, Saturday, April 11, 2020): In fulfillment of the Ministry of Agriculture’s new vision to shift from subsistence to mechanized farming, Agriculture Minister, Jeanine Milly Cooper, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a local farm, Kpawee Farm, for the use of a power tiller in preparation of the planting season. Read more »

    Agriculture Ministry To Ensure Projects Impact Farmers

    Agriculture Ministry To Ensure Projects Impact Farmers

    MONROVIA, March 14 (LINA) – “Our focus now at the Ministry of  Agriculture (MOA) is ensuring that current and incoming donor-funded projects in the agriculture sector make maximum impacts on farmers. Read more »

    Honorable Minister of Agriculture Jeanine Milly Cooper Says CARI Will be Restored To Its Pre-War Status

    Honorable Minister of Agriculture Jeanine Milly Cooper Says CARI Will be Restored To Its Pre-War Status

    Suakoko, Bong County, Saturday, March 7, 2020) Agriculture Minister, Jeanine Milly Cooper, said priority is being placed on immediately restoring the country’s only agriculture research center, the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI), to its pre-war status by making it functional and helpful to farmers as she toured the center on Saturday. Read more »

    Agriculture Minister Insists on Inclusion of Liberian Private Sector on the National Oil Palm Platform

    Agriculture Minister Insists on Inclusion of Liberian Private Sector on the National Oil Palm Platform

    (Monrovia, March 5, 2020) Agriculture Minister, Jeanine Milly Cooper, has insisted on the inclusion of Liberian private sector actors in the production and export of oil palm on the National Oil Palm Platform of Liberia (NOPPOL). Read more »

    TCEP Baseline Survey Training begins at PMU

    TCEP Baseline Survey Training begins at PMU

    Monrovia, (PMU-MoA) – December 12, 2019; A five day training for 20 interviewers and 5 supervisors selected to conduct a baseline survey under the IFAD funded Tree Crops Extension Project (TCEP) in Nimba and Lofa Counties got underway on Thursday at the Project Management Unit, Ministry of Agriculture complex, University of Liberia Annex outside Monrovia. Read more »

    MOA Press Release -No Embargo On Donors

    MOA Press Release -No Embargo On Donors' Funded Projects at the Ministry of Agriculture By Development Partners

    The Ministry of Agriculture hereby clarifies that there is no embargo on any Agriculture Donor Funded Project as is being circulated in public and on various social media fora. Read more »

    Government of Liberia receives additional funding to boost agriculture activities.

    Government of Liberia receives additional funding to boost agriculture activities.

    Monrovia, (PMU,MOA)-November 21, 2019 :The Liberian government through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has attracted development finance in an amount of USD 32 million from the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) to support the Tree Crop Extension Project (TCEP) and Smallholder Transformation and Agribusiness Revitalization Project (STAR-P) implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture. Read more »

    Acting Minister Precious K. Tetteh Concludes Tour of Projects in Bong & Nimba Counties

    Monrovia, (PMU-MoA) – November 10, 2019; Acting Agriculture Minister Precious K. Read more »

     Ministry of Agriculture Receives Modern Soil Testing Equipment

    Ministry of Agriculture Receives Modern Soil Testing Equipment

    Monrovia, (PMU-MoA) – October 30, 2019; A modern soil testing equipment valued at more than $12,000 United States dollars has been donated to the Ministry of Agriculture by PRAXIS Africa. Read more »

    Ministry of Agriculture Provides Support to Farmers Cooperative in Nimba County

    Ministry of Agriculture Provides Support to Farmers Cooperative in Nimba County

    Monrovia, (PMU-MoA) – October 29, 2019: The Buu-Yao Cocoa Farmers’ Cooperative Society located in Gbloulay, District number five (5) in Nimba County is expected to receive a grant in the tune of $24, 000 United States Dollars from the Ministry of Agriculture through the Tree Crops Extension Project (TCEP) over a three year period. Read more »

    Acting Minister Hon. Precious K. Tetteh Dedicates Six Project Vehicles

    Acting Minister Hon. Precious K. Tetteh Dedicates Six Project Vehicles

     

    Monrovia, (PMU-MoA) – October 21, 2019: The Acting Minister of Agriculture Mrs. Read more »

    Ministry of Agriculture Provides Support to CDA

    Ministry of Agriculture Provides Support to CDA

    Monrovia, (PMU-MoA) – October 22, 2019: The Ministry of Agriculture has provided support to the Cooperative Development Agency to strengthen the training and capacity building function of the agency. Read more »

    Liberia Joins other Countries around the World to Celebrate World Food Day

    Liberia Joins other Countries around the World to Celebrate World Food Day

    Liberia Joins other Countries around the World to Celebrate World Food Day

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    FAO Donates Gadgets To MOA

    FAO Donates Gadgets To MOA

    FAO Donates Gadgets To MOA

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    Government, FAO Sign Agreement

    Government, FAO Sign Agreement

    Government, FAO Sign Agreement

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    Agriculture Ministry, Bank Executives Hold Meeting.

    Agriculture Ministry, Bank Executives Hold Meeting.

    Agriculture Ministry, Bank Executives Hold Meeting. Read more »

    Report Traces of Caterpillars, Don

    Report Traces of Caterpillars, Don't Panic.....

    Report Traces of Caterpillars, Don't not Panic. Read more »

    President Weah Visits Ministry of Agriculture, Holds talks with Minister Flomo, Development Partners.

    President Weah Visits Ministry of Agriculture, Holds talks with Minister Flomo, Development Partners.

    President Weah Visits Ministry of Agriculture, Holds talks with Minister Flomo, Development Partners. Read more »

    Agriculture Minister Launches Rice Harvest of 200 Acres Mechanized Farming in Foya, Lofa County Lauds Partners for buttressing government Pro-Poor Agenda

    Agriculture Minister Launches Rice Harvest of 200 Acres Mechanized Farming in Foya, Lofa County Lauds Partners for buttressing government Pro-Poor Agenda

    A mechanized harvest of 200 acres in rice production was recently launched in Foya District, Lofa County by Liberia’s Minister of Agriculture Dr. Read more »

    Agriculture Minister Dr. Mogana S. Flomo Jr, Completes Inspection of SAPEC Projects in 12 Counties

    Agriculture Minister Dr. Mogana S. Flomo Jr, Completes Inspection of SAPEC Projects in 12 Counties

    Agriculture Minister Mogana Flomo Jr and team have concluded the inspection of ongoing projects in 12 counties. Read more »

    Liberia Development Depends on Food and Nutrition

    Liberia Development Depends on Food and Nutrition

    Liberia’s Development Depends on Food and Nutrition Says Agriculture Minister Dr. Read more »

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf cuts ribbon on a modern cassava processing Hub in Bensonville City

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf cuts ribbon on a modern cassava processing Hub in Bensonville City

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, recently commissioned a modern cassava processing hub in Dee Town, Bensonville City, Montserrado County that is equipped with various processing equipment. Read more »

    Liberia Joins the Rest Of the World to Celebrate World Food Day, October 16, 2017

    Liberia Joins the Rest Of the World to Celebrate World Food Day, October 16, 2017

    On October 16 Liberia joined the world over to celebrate World Food Day which took place at the Program Management Unit, University of Liberia Fendell campus. Read more »

    CNFA-Liberia and Partners Support Commercialization of Local Rice

    CNFA-Liberia and Partners Support Commercialization of Local Rice

    International NGO Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture-Liberia (CNFA-Liberia) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture are working to build the capacity of rice processors to commercialize locally produced rice in the country. Read more »

    MOA Hosts Extension Strategic Consultative Meeting in CARI July 14-15 , 2017

    MOA Hosts Extension Strategic Consultative Meeting in CARI July 14-15 , 2017

    About two hundred extension officers, staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and management of the Program Management Unit on July 14-15 held a two day strategic consultative meeting at the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI) in Bong County. Read more »

    Liberia Laying the Foundations for Sustainable Agriculture

    Liberia Laying the Foundations for Sustainable Agriculture

    In Liberia, the counties hardest-hit by Ebola—Lofa, Bomi, Bong, Margibi and Montserrado—are both poor and food insecure. Read more »

    MOA Launched Youth Opportunity Project

    MOA Launched Youth Opportunity Project

    The Government of Liberia received a US10 million dollar grant from the World Bank to implement the ‘Youth Opportunity Project’. Read more »

    FAO to Support MOA Statistics and Information Management Systems

    FAO to Support MOA Statistics and Information Management Systems

    The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Agriculture Organization in Liberia on October 31 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the statistics and information management systems of the Ministry of Agriculture. Read more »

    GoL, FAO, WFP and Partners Celebrate World Food Day on October 16 2016

    GoL, FAO, WFP and Partners Celebrate World Food Day on October 16 2016

    10 October 2016, Monrovia- The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the United Nations specialized agencies of the Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme (WFP) and partners will observe World Food Day on October 16, 2016. Read more »

    Africa Feeding Africa Newsletter of Agriculture & Agro-Industry Dept - AfDB

    Africa Feeding Africa Newsletter of Agriculture & Agro-Industry Dept - AfDB

    AS part of the “High 5s” vision and the goal of “Feeding Africa”, the Bank is supporting the preparation of a continent-wide strategy for the transformation of African agriculture titled “Feed Africa: A Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa (2016-2025). Read more »

    MOA Dedicates And Hand Overs Agriculture Related Infrastructures To County Authority In Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County

    MOA Dedicates And Hand Overs Agriculture Related Infrastructures To County Authority In Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County

    The project is undertaking series of activities along the rice value chain to engender increased rice production with yields amounting between 2. Read more »

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    WAAPP's Seed support to Ebola affected countries : Liberia harvests 164 Hectares of foundation seeds rice this year

    Liberia, one of the major country seriously affected by the Ebola outbreak is reviving its agriculture. Read more »

    Harvest of Over Thirty Hectares of Improved Cassava -Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)/WAAPP Liberia Funded Bomi Innovation Platform

    Harvest of Over Thirty Hectares of Improved Cassava -Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)/WAAPP Liberia Funded Bomi Innovation Platform

    Farmers in Western Liberia on Friday, December 18, gathered in a farming village in Bomi County to begin the harvest of over 30 hectares of improved cassava cultivated under the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) supported initiative. Read more »

    WAAPP Liberia Hosts MRU Countries

    WAAPP Liberia Hosts MRU Countries

    WAAPP Liberia Hosts MRU Countries Consultative Meeting to Develop a Strategy to Increase Rain-fed and Upland Rice Production in Mano River Union Countries. Read more »

    Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and Partners launch the Economic Stabilization and Rapid Recovery Seed Intervention, a Post Ebola Initiative for Liberian Farmers

    Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and Partners launch the Economic Stabilization and Rapid Recovery Seed Intervention, a Post Ebola Initiative for Liberian Farmers

    In an effort to address challenges faced in the agricultural sector of Liberia, at least 75 stakeholders in the sector are currently participating in a day 3 day workshop on agricultural research development in Kakata, Mar-Gibi County. Read more »

    Liberians go back to the soil

    Liberians go back to the soil

    A team from the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) Liberia on Tuesday visited Liberia’s lone Agricultural Research Institute CARI in Suakoko Bong County on a 3 day support mission, to assess the level of work at the cassava cuttings and rice seed multiplication centers. Read more »