Liberia: Agriculture Is Engine for Economic Recovery

A Liberian Agriculturist David Taigbailee says it is through agriculture the country can recover from the economic stagnation affecting the country.

Mr. Taigbailee believes the Government needs to allot more money to the agriculture and road sectors of the country.

He told our reporter last Tuesday in Paynesville Taigbailee that agriculture is the engine to Liberia economic problem.

"Let the Government invest in the soil, by empowering famers, opening famer to market roads, ensuring that famers add value to their product, export to the external markets, and provide loans to farmers. This will improve our economy," he revealed.

The agriculture expert also stated that the economic constraints both the Government and the citizenry undergo is due to the lack of vision to invest into the soil.

Taigbailee who is Evergreen Agro Enterprise National Consultant said Liberia can overcome the challenge if the government empowers the local farmers with agriculture tools that include seeds and equipment.

He said it will be vital for the Ministry of Agriculture and local organizations working with local farmers to always consult on the way forward for the transformation of the agriculture sector.

He also expressed the need for local Agriculture organizations with technical know-how to assist local farmers in order to improve food security.

Mr. Taigbaille urged the Ministry of Agriculture to do away with politics and focus on how to improve the agriculture sector.

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