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Boakai Launches Six-Year Agriculture Development Plan Today

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MONROVIA: President Joseph Boakai is expected to launch a six-year Agricultural Development Plan (NADP), today, Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town OUTSIDE Monrovia.

The National Agriculture Development Plan was adopted, targeting rice, maize and vegetable production in Liberia for the next six years.

This was disclosed by Agriculture Minister, Dr. Alexander Nuetah, at a Special Press Conference held in the conference room of the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs, and Tourism (MICAT), on Capitol Hill, in Monrovia on Monday July8, 2024.

Dr. Nuetah said, the agenda is intended to direct investment in the agriculture sector and to also increase productivity of important crops through focusing interventions and maximizing returns to farmers.

According to him, the National Agriculture Development Plan is crucial in driving President Joseph Nyuma Boakai’s “ARREST Agenda,” of which agriculture is a critical focus, given its potential to generate wealth for the ordinary people and boost the economy and will also overhaul Liberia’s agricultural sector.

He said the plan, which is being developed with technical support from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is a testament to the government’s unwavering commitment to improving the country’s agricultural landscape.

Dr. Nuetah stated that the NAPD will direct government investment and guide the engagement of development partners and stakeholders who support agriculture in Liberia.

He noted that, within the framework of the NADP, Liberia would adopt a value-chain approach with production, aggregation, processing, marketing, and consumption and develop four subsectors of agriculture: food crops, tree crops, fruits, and livestock, leading to a significant economic boost.

He added, “Under the NADP, we have considered focusing on critical areas that will sustain the economy’s growth, make Liberia self-sufficient by producing what we eat, generating income, and ensuring nutrition security in the country.

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