Liberian farmer gains prosperity through rice farming

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James Nyumah from Fuamah District, Lower Bong County in Liberia was able to support the education of his 12 children and established a school and clinic in his town through rice farming.

Mr, Nyunah, who started growing rice on his land 10 years ago because he could not find employment, helped developed a 120-ha upland rice farm, 10-ha lowland rice farm, and several hectares of oil palm and cocoa farms in the district.

More Liberians need to be encouraged to prioritize agriculture and take and farming seriously, he said. He also urged the government to lend more support to farmers to increase production.

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