Liberia is one of the world's poorest countries, and ten years after a devastating civil war, its agriculture is still in ruins. The country is unable to produce enough rice (its staple crop) to feed everybody, and thousands of families often go hungry.
Even farming communities in the most fertile areas are suffering because roads, fields and agricultural equipment have been destroyed or have fallen into disrepair.
How we're helping
With your support, we're helping more farmers - particularly women - in Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties to break with tradition and farm the marshy lowlands. Thanks to high-yielding rice seeds, a new irrigation scheme and learning new skills, local farmers can harvest twice a year. Add to this new marketing opportunities, some business training and the introduction of processing facilities, and growers' incomes are beginning to rise.
Not only are hundreds of farmers doing better, but thousands of other people in Grand Gedeh and River Gee have a more reliable source of affordable food, and benefit from having a lot of local infrastructure repaired.
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