The World Food Programme has awarded a grant to Visions In Action to implement phase 3 of the Livelihood Assets Rehabilitation/Promotion Project (LAR/P) in rural Liberia. The primary objective is to bring sustainable increases in rice production through the rehabilitation of farmlands and to train and empower farmers so that they can create sustainable farmlands and rice harvests.
The program will work in 11 communities in the districts of Voinjama, Kolahun, and Foya, in Lofa County and ten communities in five Districts in Nimba County - Saclepea-Mah, Tappita, Gbehlay-Geh, Zoe-Geh and Sanniquellie-Mah. Visions In Action is working with farmers to rehabilitate swamps, construct irrigation canals and bunds, and provide technical knowledge in sustainable agriculture. The project will increase rice production and income in vulnerable, rural communities. VIA is also working with the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) to enhance the capacity of poor smallholder farmers and their communities. This program is the fifth rice production project VIA has managed in Liberia, a sector the organization has worked in since 2005.
About Visions in Action
Founded in 1989, Visions in Action's mission is to promote economic and social justice in the developing world. VIA accomplishes its mission by working closely with grassroots organizations and self-reliant volunteers. VIA has worked in nine African countries over the past 23 years in human rights, education, HIV/AIDS and food security. Based in Washington DC, VIA has programs in Liberia, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa.
In peace and justice,
The VIA Team