$46.5 million for the Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization Project (SAPEC) to enhance the income of smallholder farmers, particularly women and youth, through sustainable land expansion and land improvement, increased market access, and strengthening institutional capacities.

GAFSP financing in Liberia will support the implementation of sustainable medium and long-term investments in agriculture guided by the Liberia Agriculture Sector Investment Program (LASIP).  From 1989 to 2003 Liberia was riddled with prolonged conflicts that devastated the country’s institutional and human capacities, displaced farming communities, and damaged transport and processing infrastructures.  

 

Interactive Map: Liberia

This interactive map of Liberia is divided into 15 counties and highlights the 12 counties targeted by (SAPEC). These 12 targeted counties account for approximately 60% of Liberia’s total land area of 111,370 square kilometers, 2.31 million people or 67% of the population and 180,000 or 51% of its rice and cassava producing households. The other three counties have been programmed for similar projects funded by other donors. The project intends to increase the productivity of 4,000 ha and 1,000 ha of upland, which will be dedicated to cassava and rice cultivation, respectively. SAPEC will also make more land and water available for cropping through the rehabilitation of 1,000 ha of community-owned lowland in the four rice producing counties of Grand Gedeh (438 ha), River Gee (424 ha), Maryland (25 ha) and Grand Kru (113 ha).

 

The GAFSP Private Sector Window is also funding the Rubber Renovation project to support farmers with technical support, guidance, new planting material and secured off-take arrangements, and Wienco Liberia to support cocoa farmers in Liberia.

 

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African Development Bank

 

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