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Liberia: President Sirleaf finally signs WASH Compactwashafrica.wordpress.com | 22 Mar 2012
After a delay of more than half a year, the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, finally signed the Liberia WASH Compact in January 2012. The signing follows almost two months of lobbying by the WASH Working Group, an alliance of civil society organisations (CSOs). The group organised a...
Des fonds pour les agriculteurs libériensmediaterre.org | 08 Feb 2012
Le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) a accordé un prêt de 24,9 millions de dollars au Liberia pour renforcer sa production de cacao et de café, annonce un communiqué publié jeudi à New York. Selon le communiqué, cette facilité est destinée à réduire la pauvreté parmi les communautés rurales du Liberia, qui souffrent toujours des effets des conflits passés. (...)
Liberia: Les producteurs de cacao et de café vont bénéficier d'un prêt de l'Onufr.allafrica.com | 12 Jan 2012
Le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA), l'agence des Nations Unies spécialisée dans le développement rural, va octroyer un prêt de 24,9 millions de dollars au Libéria afin d'améliorer la production de cacao et de café dans le cadre des efforts pour réduire la pauvreté parmi les communautés rurales.Les fonds provenant du FIDA vont financer un programme baptisé projet de soutien à la revitalisation de la culture d'arbres au Libéria, où le développement...
Liberia: Technology Eyed to Improve Lives of WomenAllAfrica.com | 15 Mar 2011
In the densely populated community of Paynesville on the outskirts of Liberia's capital, scores of women are doing hard labor. "I am here crushing rocks to feed my children and send them to school," said Annie Wheayee, a 60-year-old mother of eight. She and the other women here crush large rocks to sell to the construction industry. As Liberia continues to recover from decades of conflict, building projects have increased, more and more women are joining the rock crushing brigades.
GIEWS Country Brief: Liberia 11-February-2011feedproxy.google.com | 18 Feb 2011
Harvesting of the 2010 rice crop, the main cereal produced and consumed in the country, was completed in December. Following above average rains throughout the growing season, rice production (paddy) is estimated to have increased slightly compared to the previous year's good output. An estimated...
Liberia - Ivorian Refugee Influx and Food Security, January 2011feedproxy.google.com | 10 Feb 2011
Since the second round of the Ivorian presidential election in November 2010, a flow of refugees fleeing violence in Western Côte d'Ivoire has been arriving in Nimba County. As of January 6 2011, UNHCR had registered some 22,828 refugees, with new arrivals estimated at 400 to 600 per day. These refugees are presently located in some 23 isolated rural communities along the border, and are staying with host households.
Spain's salad growers are modern-day slaves, say charitiesGuardian Unlimited | 07 Feb 2011
Investigation uncovers plight of migrant workers who live in appalling conditions and are paid half of legal minimum wageThe exploitation of tens of thousands of migrants used to grow salad vegetables for British supermarkets has been uncovered by a Guardian investigation into the €2bn-a-year...
Libya Recommits to Development ProjectsAllAfrica.com | 13 Jan 2011
Monrovia — President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf returned home over the weekend following a two-day visit to Libya where she held discussions with Libyan leader Muammar El Gaddafi and high-ranking officials of the Libyan Government. The two leaders reviewed Libyan-funded projects in Liberia and overall...
LIBERIA: Searching for solutions to land disputesIRIN News | 17 Nov 2010
With close to 25 years surveying land and helping resolve land disputes, J. Patrick Vanie has unrivalled expertise on the nuances of land ownership in Nimba County. I know this county right down to my fingertips, says Vanie. But Nimbas land commissioner admits to feeling swamped by an...
Liberia: Climate Change Fears and ThreatsAllAfrica.com | 26 Oct 2010
Three of post war Liberia's coastal capitals have been selected to benefit from a US$2.9 million project as part of battling the impact of climate change in the country. Sea erosion, one of the by products of the looming global climate change, has become a serious natural threats to Liberia, washing away seashores and homes in recent years.
Liberia: WFP Celebrates World Food DayAllAfrica.com | 21 Oct 2010
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday, October 15, 2010 marked World Food Day by celebrating the bold leadership and outstanding contributions of national governments toward lasting solutions to hunger and malnutrition.
Liberia: Environmentalist Wants Attention To Environment ProtectionAllAfrica.com | 25 Jun 2010
A resident of the New Georgia Community, John Weah Jr., has called on residents of the New Georgia community to pay attention to the environment in which they live.Mr. Weah said if the community takes good care of their environment and live in harmony, as well as seeking the welfare of their neighbours, brothers and sisters and make it their concern, he added, a lot could be achieved.
LRCFP Convenes Partnership Confab On Community Forestrytheinformer-lr.com | 09 Sep 2009
The Land Rights and Community Forestry Program (LRCFP), a program of the United States Agency for International development (USAID), convenes a daylong Annual Review Meeting with its partners on tomorrow, 8 September 2009, in Sinkor.
3 Companies To Begin Loggingtheinformer-lr.com | 27 Aug 2009
The Management of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) has disclosed that three logging companies have been licensed to commence logging activities in the country.
Sober Reflection On Forest Contract Awards CrucialThe Analyst | 18 Aug 2009
The Communications and Media Consultant, Syrenius Cephus has challenged the government and people of Liberia to take into serious consideration the financial capabilities, solemn commitment as well as community service programs of logging companies bidding for management contracts as the country takes steps to open up its forest industry.