Sustainable Land Expansion:
GAFSP funding will support the expansion of irrigable land and improvement of land husbandry in order to increase food production and income generation. The program includes the development of a strategic irrigation investment plan, the construction of small-scale irrigation schemes, and other key activities for increased crop production, such as access to seeds and cuttings, plant nutrients, fertilizers, and pest management.
In the project areas, at least 40% of crops are lost during post-harvest activities. GAFSP funding will support efforts to address this issue by increasing feeder roads, storage facilities, modern marketplaces, and processing equipment.
Strengthening Institutional Capacities:
GAFSP funding will be used to support sector development, strengthen farmer-based organizations, establish an accountable and transparent system, and expand the capacities of Liberia’s key agricultural institutions. It will also contribute to the rehabilitation and modernization of the country’s adaptive agricultural research services, which will enable farmers to be involved in implementing trials and analyzing findings and results.