We are all too familiar with Liberia's history of conflict, war, and violence. A decade and a half of war results in destruction, leaving a country in utter ruin. The war destroyed Liberia's physical infrastructure and left a country with a rich agriculture history depending too greatly on food imports. In the post-war period agriculture is still the main source of livelihood for a majority of Liberians. We believe that promoting agriculture growth will spur Liberia's economy and provide sustainable food and income for many families. Developing Liberian-led agriculture projects will ultimately reduce hunger and increase economic growth, rural employment and sustainability in many towns and villages. We are striving to do just that in the town of Kanweaken, Liberia located in River Gee County. We pray that this pilot farming project will create a successful blueprint for us and the community that we are aiming to impact.
About River Gee: River Gee is located in southeastern Liberia and has a total land area of 5,627 square kilometers. The average annual rainfall in River Gee is 107 inches and the average temperature is 77.5 degrees F. Vegetation of River Gee County is typical of the tropical rain forest, which is characterized by evergreen and semi deciduous forest. Logging and farming activities over the years have contributed to about 2.6% loss of the forest in the County. Nonetheless, the County still boasts of ample forest and timber
for harvest. Kanweaken is a small town centrally located near Fishtown, the capital of River Gee. Due to its rural location Kanweaken has limited access to healthcare and education, among many other essential needs.
How our River Gee Farming Project works: Through the help of the local community we hand picked ten women from the town of Kanweaken and provided each individual/family with farming tools and access of two acres each to farm for a period of nine months. At the end of the growing period each farmer is required to give back 10% of what they yield to the needy in the community. Through the growing of essential foods such as rice and cassava it will put food on the table and and provide a sustainable income. Agriculture is a major source of income for most women in Liberia. Through a successful pilot program and the financial support from our donors we pray that God will open up doors to increase the number of families included in our River Gee Farming Project.
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