Scaling-up climate-resilient rice production in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia (Republic of the), Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo)

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Rice is a staple crop that has been grown in West Africa for more than 3500 years, since the domestication of African rice (Oryza glaberrima). Produced by low-income smallholders across the entire region, rice plays a key role in regional food security for rural and urban populations. In recent years, increasing demand stemming from population […]

LIBERIA: UNDP Grant Recipient Launches Climate Smart Seed Rice for Liberia

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Africa-Press – Liberia. A recipient of UNDP’s agricultural grants has launched commercial seed rice, which is expected to increase local rice production and reduce reliance on rice imports. The Community of Hope Agriculture Project (CHAP) applied and received a grant of US$25, 000 dollars to produce climate smart agriculture seed rice in Montserrado and Lofa counties […]

CHAP Helps Reduce Spread of COVID-19 among Liberian Farmers using System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Principles Robert Bimba, Community of Hope Agriculture Project (CHAP)

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Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 global health crisis is also affecting food security across Liberia and throughout Africa, CHAP has initiated ways of keeping the out-grower scheme farmers under the “Rice Investment for Empowerment” (RISE) program growing food during this crisis period in support of the Government of Liberia’s C-19 Food Security Plan through […]