Economic Community of West African States Provides $75 Million to Support Coffee Farmers in Liberia And Sierra Leone
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has provided $75 million to support coffee farmers in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The 15 year project which commences next year, will focus on the revitalization of coffee farms that were abandoned during the wars in the two countries.
The Managing Director of the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC), Mr. Nyan Matein said the project will also focus on building the skills of coffee farmers in the two countries.
Mr. Matein said the project was initially signed by the Inter-African Coffee Organization with the aim of empowering coffee farmers in the two countries.
He made the disclosure at the end of a three-day technical workshop for coffee farmers in Liberia and Sierra Leone which ended in Liberia on Saturday.
The workshop brought together delegates from the Inter-African Coffee Organization, ECOWAS, Ghana, Sierra Leone and host Liberia.
Coffee farmers in the two countries fled their communities during the wars in the two countries, thus abandoning their farms.
The farms are yet to be fully revitalized after the civil wars in the two countries ended.
Source African Press Agency
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