The World Food Programme (WFP) has donated a consignment of assorted agro-machines, vehicles, desktop computers, generators, and motorized water pumps among other assets to the Government of Liberia. The items, worth nearly US$155,000 are part of WFP’s country capacity strengthening support.
According to head of the support unit of WFP Aron Sleh, the donation of the items is in furtherance of WFP’s strategic assistance to the Government and peoples of Liberia in reaching farming populations through food production and nutrition assistance, building community resilience, and enhancing the capacity of the local farmers to manage their nutritious food needs.
The equipment include one hard-top jeep and one double cabin pickup, 10 motorized water pumps, nine power tillers, one rice dryer, and 17 rice threshers. Others are six 5-KVA generators, six desktop computers as well as 30 water discharge hoses and 15 floater wheel tires.
This donation is intended to support vulnerable communities to develop key community farm assets, thus promoting resilient agricultural practices for staple food production along the value chain.
Under a new arrangement with the Government of Liberia, the WFP-donated agro equipment will be placed and managed from decentralized locations for farmers to easily access using a pool approach, under the joint supervision of the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Agriculture for all parties involved to play designated roles for maintenance that would yield sustainability.
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