Farmer Stories from Liberia

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Liberia: New law secures ancestral land rights (Trust)

admin November 26, 2018

Liberia has passed a landmark law that will help communities fight foreign land grabs by giving them ownership of ancestral territory. President […]

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Liberia: Rural women defy Ebola outbreak by continuing to grow rice

Jefferson Massah December 21, 2015

The Ebola outbreak seriously affected crop production throughout Liberia last farming season. But despite the threat of Ebola, a group of women […]

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Liberia: Returnee farmer profits from sweet potatoes

Jefferson Massah November 16, 2015

Boakai Sheriff returned from neighbouring Guinea after Liberia’s post-war election. He had been in exile for 13 years. Mr. Sheriff worked as […]

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Liberia: Widows find fortune with farmed fish

Prince Collins July 13, 2015

Tebeh Kollie lost her husband two years ago. The 37-year-old says things were really hard on her and her two boys. She […]

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Liberia: Ebola survivors form farmers’ union

Prince Collins July 06, 2015

Sarah Yarkpawolo’s husband and two children died from Ebola—but she sought treatment early and survived. The entire nation was affected when Ebola […]

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Liberia: Meet the girls beating Ebola (Daily Beast)

admin November 14, 2014

Two hundred girls weave in and out of alleyways in the seaside slum of West Point, Liberia. Their voices rise in song: […]

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Liberia: Caterpillars invade farmer’s crops

Prince Collins July 28, 2014

An infestation of millions of armyworms has damaged crops and is polluting drinking water in northern Liberia. The infestation was first identified […]

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