H.E. PRESIDENT GEORGE MANNEH WEAH Delivered Liberia’s three main commitments for Liberia's sustainable food systems among world leaders at the UN Food Systems Summit
H.E. PRESIDENT GEORGE MANNEH WEAH Delivered Liberia’s three main commitments for Liberia's sustainable food systems among world leaders at the UN Food Systems Summit on September 23 with emphasis on WOMEN, YOUTHS & AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION
My Government makes the following commitments; constituting a national plan for the transformation of our Food Systems and concrete actions towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda:
1. We will ensure that Women, who are widely considered a driving force of our country’s food production, have direct access to basic support and resources – access to arable land through titled ownerships, financial loans and grants, market links, technology, training and extension services to ensure viable food systems.
2. We will act to ensure that Youths are encouraged to get more involved in food systems to reduce unemployment and enhance well-being.
3. We will move to have small-holder farmers supported with machinery needed to transform their tasks; as well as support to agri-businesses in the food value chains with financial grants to expand food production and processing.
In the same vein, Excellencies, my Government further commits to enlisting and advancing, the following “Summit’s Coalitions of Action”:
Making Food Systems work for women and girls;
School Meals: Nutrition, Health, & Education for Every Child.
Resilient Food Supply Chains