AfricaRice integrated rice-fish project in Liberia earns stakeholder support

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The Integrated Rice-Fish Farming System project of the Africa Rice Center in Liberia attracted praises from stakeholders and partners.

The EU-funded project seeks to develop integrated, climate-smart rice-fish production systems sustainably and development of successful extension service delivery systems.

It aims to improve income and provide sustainable nutrition for most Liberian households.

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