By Patrick Stephen Tokpah
Bong County-The head of Delegation and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Liberia, Laurent Delahousse has pledged the European Union’s commitment to supporting the Agriculture sector of Liberia.
Ambassador Delahousse said supporting the sector of the country is important because it will help in reducing the challenges the government is go through importing rice and other commodity’s into Liberia.
He made the statement at the opening ceremony of the National Agriculture Fair 2021at Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI), Suakoko District#5, Bong County over the weekend.
He recounted that the EU has a long-standing partnership with Liberia dating back to 1973 when Liberia exported Agriculture produce.
He added that the EU has supported Liberia Agriculture sector and other sectors like the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transport among others.
The EU head of Delegation revealed that with their developmental partners, they will be heavily involved in the value change process, especially in both stable crops and cash crops in the Country.
To that, under the programming of the European Union support to Liberia for the period to come 2021-2027, they’re ready to continue their commitment to the government of President George M. Weah and proposing a slightly different approach of their engagement.
According to him, member States of the EU and European actors such as the European Investment Bank, have agree to share said vision to pump more resources to support the government of President George M. Weah.
He said the Team European Initiatives is aimed at capitalizing one of Liberia’s strengths- the Natural resources; wwhich are key to partnering with the government of Liberia.
Regarding the save sustainable food system, he said they will put the value change system approach in the center recognizing every single components production of course, marketing, processing, distributions among others.