This report highlights activities carried out from August 1 – 15, 2012.
In Nimba County:
- At one of the seven demonstration sites, 25 farmers with 0.6 hectare of land have completed transplanting lowland rice. Transplanting of lowland rice continues at six sites with 150 farmers on3.6 hectares of land.
- 75 farmers with1.8 hectares of land have completed planting cassava and 50 farmers with 1.2 hectares of land continue planting cassava..
In Lofa County:
- 25 farmers with 0.6 hectare of land have completed transplanting lowland rice and 50 farmers with 1.2 hectares of land have completed the planting of upland rice.
- 100 cassava farmers have completed the planting of cassava on 2 hectares of land each.
In Grand Bassa County:
- 25 farmers with 0.6 hectare of land have completed transplanting lowland rice and four demonstration sites with 100 farmers with 2.4 hectares continues to transplant lowland rice.
- All five demonstration sites for cassava, with 150 farmers with 2 hectares of land each, continue to plant cassava.
In Bong County:
- All five demo sites for lowland rice, with 150 farmers with 3 hectares of land continue to transplant the rice.
- All five demo sites for cassava, with 150 farmers with 2 hectares of land each, continue to plant cassava.
Peri Urban Vegetable Production – Preparation of the vegetable seedling production training program will start on August 20th in all six counties with 18 trainees.
- FED has now officially partnered with the USDA Goat Value Chain program being implemented by Land O’Lakes in Liberia. FED and Land O’Lakes will be jointly identifying goat producers as “Lead” farmers for joint programming / assistance and coordinating the use of each program’s resources to strategically support the development of the Goat Sub-sector in Liberia.
- Final discussions surrounding the implementation of the National PPR goat vaccination campaign is in the final stages of negotiation with BRAC and FED. The Purchase Order will be finalized this week and the campaign will officially launch next week.
Doumpa Community Project
The Doumpa Community Project has started harvesting its vegetables (bitter ball and eggplant). Six bags of bitter-balls (45kg each) and one bag of eggplants (50kg) was produced in the first harvest. The second harvest is scheduled for August 20, 2012. Over the next five months, all crops harvested will immediately be sold at local markets.