A local non-governmental organization, the Sustainable Urban and Rural Integrated Development Organization (SURIDO) has begun harvesting rice at one of its project sites in Bomi County.
SURIDO sometimes ago embarked on an agricultural project for the locals known as Increasing Food Security in Bomi County through Agriculture Adapted to Climate Change.The project is ongoing in 40 communities in Liberia.
Speaking in Tubmanburg City over the weekend, SURIDO’s Executive Director, Paul Jablai said his organization began the project in Bomi County by providing tools for farmers who also were involved in the selection of farmers to be part of the project.
Mr. Jablai said SURIDO is empowering local farmers through sustainable agricultural development in 40 communities. He disclosed that harvesting is ready not only at the project site in Bomi but also other project sites in the county and other counties.
The SURIDO boss lauded Plan-Liberia and other partners in supporting the agro project and added, “The time for the distribution of tools is now far behind us as we are ready to harvest”.
Also speaking, Dr. Collins Sayang, Program Support Manager of Plan International-Liberia called on the communities to take the project as their own and take advantage of SURIDO’s presence in their county.
Dr. Sayang pledged Plan-Liberia’s unflinching support to SURIDO’s projects in the various counties calling on the local communities to take full ownership.
He then lauded SURIDO for the level of works being done in the various counties and encouraged the beneficiaries to ensure that the projects become a success story for them.
The ceremony held at one of the project’s site in Bomi County was attended by high level county officials, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Plan International Liberia, officials and staff of SURIDO, among others.