By: King Brown (Grand Bassa County Correspondent)
Grand Bassa County – Several local farmers in Grand Bassa County are calling on the Ministry of Agriculture to provide them with farming tools to enable them to enhance their farming activities.
Two of the local farmers, Francis Gayman and Matthew Gboko alarmed over the lack of tools, equipment, and farming materials which they said is hampering the smooth operation of local farming activities in the county.
They named power saw, rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, cutlasses, hoes, bird nets, and fertilizers among others as items needed for them to be more effective and efficient in their farming activities.
They pointed out that there are many farmers in the county, but are not engaged in farming activities nowadays due to lack of support. According to them, for farmers to produce more rice and vegetables on the market, the Ministry of Agriculture needs to empower them with working materials and tools to enable them to make large farms in the county.
“We as local farmers in Liberia are really suffering because there is no support from the Agriculture Ministry towards us, for every time we make big farm our produce will always spoiled, so many of us are not encouraged to make bigger farms, but rather a small farm to sustain our family and not to serve the country with food,” they said.