Top Lofa Farmer: Agriculture Key To Poverty Reduction

A leading farmer in Lofa County has observed that Liberians must reduce poverty and make the country self-sufficient in food production, requiring government officials and stakeholders to lead the way by getting involved in agriculture.

Mr. KawalaGalemah said if government officials and stakeholders take the lead and get involved in agricultural activities, the ordinary citizens and local farmers too will be encouraged to engage in the sector.
This, according to him, will also help provide job opportunities for many unskilled Liberians, thereby helping to reduce poverty and at the same time make Liberia self-sufficient in food and cash crops production.
Galemah pointed out that Liberia is blessed with fertile soil and that despite the many economic and other challenges Liberians must make maximum use of the many opportunities the country has by getting involved in agricultural activities that will help improve their livelihood.
Galemah, a large-scale agriculturist who is engaged in rice, coffee, cocoa and oil palm production in Kolahun District, Lofa County, also told LINA that many ordinary Liberians, especially those in the rural areas, are willing to make farms but noted that the lack of adequate support for local farmers has always been a serious challenge.
He indicated that when local farmers are adequately supported by government and partners, and government officials and stakeholders get involved in agriculture, it will reduce the hardship Liberians are currently faced with because many job opportunities will be created.
Meanwhile, Mr. Galemah is appealing to government and international partners to provide support to local farmers across the country

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