BENEFITING: IT TAKES A VILLAGE AFRICA CORPORATION
Agriculture in the years of war devastated Liberia’s human and institutional capacity, demolished the country’s physical infrastructure, and fundamentally damaged productive agriculture.
The agriculture sector was 42% of the national GDP in 2008. Agriculture is the dominant contributor to export trade and earnings as well as a source of livelihood for a greater number of people than any other sector but the sector is dominated by traditional subsistence farming systems and the use of modern technology is limited.
It Takes A Village Africa (ITAVA) has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, farmers, and local residents to establish a self-sustaining farm, greenhouse, and poultry farm as a source for the organization, and to provide healthy food for students and staff. Cooperative Farming in Liberia uses a groundbreaking model that combines the farming tools and resources need with tailor-made business support. Acting as partners let’s us focus on what’s really important: the stability and growth of businesses that are based in and built to serve Liberian communities. We need more partners to support and help us build these communities and offer them stability and growth that we experience in the United States.
- Teach a farmer to use modern agriculture methods to start and grow a multi-acre farm that will help support both him and his community. Help a farmer build and sustain a greenhouse for the community.
- Teach communities and their farmers how to provide healthy foods for students and staff from their own self-sustaining farms, greenhouses, and poultry farms.
The partnership currently has 800 acres for this project, but so much more is needed. Our production includes coffee, palm, brown rice, avocados (butter pear), mango's, organic herbs, coconut, and black beans.
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