MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with AfricaRice and the Agriculture Ministry to implement EU Rice and Fish integration sponsored Project
According to a NaFAA release, the integrated rice and fish farmers will benefit directly through access to research, innovations and technologies that will improve the sustainability and productivity of their products.
The 3.5 million Euros project will last for a thirty-six month period and is aimed at transforming high risk climatic traditional production system into more climatic resilient, high-yielding resource use efficient system.
This project signed recently, will draw on the initial lessons learned from the FAO AfricaRice, WorldFish, and other research organizations; including initiatives on climate-smart agriculture to design/modify and test technologies as well as practices that sustainably increase productivity and enhance adaptive development outcomes in Liberia.
The project will be implemented in five counties, namely Grand Gedeh, Maryland, Gbarpolu, Margibi, and Rivergee counties, and will target three hundred sixty-five rural smallholder farmers.