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LADA Improves Capacity of Vegetable Aggregators and Food Processors

first_imgLife Focus Vegetable Aggregators received a 30Kva generator from LADA.The Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA) over the weekend made a donation of two generators worth US$21,100 to a vegetable aggregator and food processor in Margibi and Montserrado counties.The Papé Natural Food Enterprise of Kakata received a 25kva generator, while the Life Focus Liberia Limited of Mount Barclay received a 30kva unit.The generators form part of several other equipment that LADA is currently procuring under its Co-Investment Fund (CIF), a matching grant fund aimed at building the capacities of agribusinesses in Liberia, according to Victor Ngorbu, CIF manager at the LADA program.Ngorbu told journalists during the delivery of the generators that his institution is building the capacity of agribusinesses in order to improve the incomes of smallholder farmers through market linkages and value addition.“LADA intends to enhance agribusiness productivity in the rice, cassava, vegetables, cocoa and aquaculture value chains. These empowered groups are involved in the aggregation and processing of food. We are collaborating with them to procure some machines that will enhance their aggregation and processing capacities. These generators are part of other equipment that will provide them with capacity to produce more food products for the market,” he said.“With these interventions, we expect that the productivity of these plants will increase to enable smallholder farmers to access better markets to earn more money and reduce poverty,” he said.LADA’s model to support agribusiness is meant to sustain them without much assistance from donor organizations in the future, he emphasized.The LADA CIF manager said several enterprises have benefited and others are in the process of benefiting from the initiative.According to a LADA press release, Life Focus Liberia Limited is benefiting from a grant of US$108,000, while Pape Natural Food received US$127,000 under a 50 percent cost-share arrangement, according to a LADA release. Patom Enterprise, another beneficiary in Montserrado County, received a 30kva generator from LADA on Monday.Receiving the equipment, the managing director of the Papé Natural Food Enterprise lauded CNFA/LADA for the high level of support.Joe Togba said the 25kva generator will put his group in the position to intensify the production of more foodstuff for the market.Papé Natural Foods is a family-owned and operated venture with its roots firmly planted in Margibi County that buys farm produce from smallholder farmers for processing.‘‘We have a small and dedicated staff, most of whom are women; ensuring that everyone receives training in all aspects of food processing is important to us. We are looking for more opportunities to work with more smallholder farmers in the future to improve their income generation through value addition,” he said.For his part, the administrative manager of Life Focus Liberia, Gaye Suomie, told reporters that his institution is involved in sourcing vegetables from smallholder farmers and selling them to supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels in Monrovia.“The LADA project donation is greatly transforming our facility in many ways as we are expecting a cold storage container that will improve our processing and aggregation capacities to reach more smallholder farmers,” he disclosed.The LADA program is a 5-year Feed the Future initiative of the U.S government aimed at increasing the income of smallholder farmers through increased private sector investment in the agribusiness sector of Bong, Lofa and Montserrado counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Arizona Sports 620’s Doug Franz said that the four gamesoff should give Kolb more insight into how the offense isrun and will hopefully lead to better play.Wolfley said that Kolb’s play in the pocket should beimproved with better understanding of the offense.“Let’s hope that it has settled him down a little bit andcalmed him down in the pocket,” Wolfley said.Kolb’s performance in the final five games will dictatehow the Cardinals will enter to off-season and whether ornot they need to look for an insurance option for nextseason. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb announced that he expectsto start against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Sidelined the past four weeks with a turf toe injury, Kolbreturns to the playing field with expectations as high asever.Arizona Sports 620’s Ron Wolfley said that he will bewatching the QB over the final month of the season.“I cannot wait to see how Kolb comes back from that injuryand if that time off has helped him,” Wolfley said. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact TEMPE, Ariz. — A day after initial reports surfaced that said Steve Wilks was all but at the end of the road as Cardinals head coach, he spoke a bit more about his faith and resiliency amid a 3-12 season.“It’s going to be good being around family, enjoying some quality time around them,” he said on Monday, Christmas Eve.Wilks said he has spoken this season to peers like Marvin Lewis of the Bengals, Todd Bowles of the Jets and Sean McDermott of the Bills and Ron Rivera of the Panthers. What has he learned in his first attempt as a head coach?Patience was the first word out of Wilks’ mouth, perhaps a funny thing considering it’s patience that might be up in Arizona, where quarterback, coordinator and cornerback shakeups marked pivot points this year.Related LinksReport: Fitzgerald would want Wilks back, might not get his wishRapid Reactions: Arizona Cardinals blown out by Rams in home finaleCardinals’ loss to Rams brings new mark for home futilitySteve Wilks receives support from former DB Peanut TillmanAfter loss to Rams, Cardinals’ Wilks remains focused on job at handAfter a 31-9 loss at home to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night with a game in Seattle to play, Wilks spoke more in depth about his time with Arizona and the reports regarding his job security that he said he hasn’t listened to.The embattled coach said he would leave Arizona — whenever that might be — with integrity just as he’d entered.Asked Monday just why he’s met tough questions about the turmoil with steady, respectful answers, Wilks flashed his sense of humor that’s been hidden amid his football head coach exterior.“I always tell the coaches this,” he said, “there’s always a bubble over the players’ head. As you sit there trying to talk to them, if you really understood what that bubble was saying back, you’d be amazed. There’s a bubble over my head, and if you really knew exactly how I felt inside and what I was saying, you would question my faith at times. 17 Comments   Share   Top Stories “My mom’s in town, so I don’t want to say those words,” he added, smiling.center_img (AP Photo/John Amis, File) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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