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China-aided Agriculture Center support Liberian farmers

The China-Liberia Agriculture Cooperation Project Team (CLATCPT) based at the China-aided Agricultural Technology Demonstration Center in Liberia’s Bong County has signed a memorandum of understanding with a farmer-based organization to enhance agriculture production in the Kpatawee waterfall area in Bong County.
The CLATCPT comprises professionals brought to the center by the Chinese government to support the Ministry of Agriculture and the Central Agriculture Research Institute to enhance agriculture technology and sustainability of agriculture development in Liberia.
As part of the MoU, the Kpatawee farmer-based organization and the CLATCPT also singed an agriculture production repurchase contract with the Pan Atlantic International Trade Incorporated, which will purchase the produce from the farm in Kpatawee.

“The contract pertains to the production of both paddy upland and lowland rice and vegetable variety which includes Chinese pepper, eggplant, Chinese long beans and bitter-gourd, among others.” He added that the center will provide agriculture inputs and technical support to the farmers.
“Since the establishment of the center by the Chinese agriculture technicians, numerous training opportunities have been provided for several Liberians in the areas of animal husbandry, machine operation and other agriculture related exercises,” Mr. Zhang concluded.

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