The Ministry of Agriculture has for the first time launched a 3-year Integrated Rice and Fish Farming project in Margibi County.
The project according to Deputy Minister for Regional Development Research and Extension at the Ministry of Agriculture, George Forkpoh, is one of the Ministry’s initiatives aimed at developing youths and women capacities in Lowlands Rice and Fish Farming activities.
Speaking on Local Radio station in Kakata, Minister Forkpoh said the project is gear to benefit at least 365 Householders in five of the fifteen Counties including Margibi as part of the Europen Union (EU) support program to Government’s pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
In a special remark at the launch of the project, Margibi County Superintendent Hon. Jerry O. Varnie assured EU of Government’s robust monitoring system that ensures a secure implementation during the time of the project.
The Margibi County Chief Executive Officer also maintained that selections of Farmers as beneficiaries will be void of politics and personal interest.
He added that one would be a beneficiary and assure the public of the Ministry’s commitment to upholding its dignity in Support of Government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
Superintendent Jerry Varnie and Minister Forkpoh made these assertions during Thursday launch of the Ministry’s Integrated Rice and Fish Farming project in Margibi County.
In another development, Superintendent Jerry Varnie will lead Ten others, Farmers, from Margibi County to Join a group of Farmers in Bong County for this year Agriculture Fare program.
According to Minister Forkpoh, the sections of the ten Farmers comes as a result of their active service in farming activities including their role played in the sector.
The Liberian Government and Partners through the Ministry of Agriculture will this February 11- 14 Celebrate the National Agriculture Fare day program in CARI Bong County.