WFP Buys Seeds from Liberian Farmers

The World Food Program bought some 1,000 metric tons of seed rice from a local farming cooperative in Liberia to help boost the country’s farming industry, the Daily Observer. The purchase, estimated at USD300,000, was supported by funds from the U.S. and a private foundation. It is part of a broader program to boost Liberia’s agricultural sector and support the livelihood of local farmers. The U.S. Agency for International Development provided USD500,000 for this program while the Howard Buffet Foundation donated USD1.5 million.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.