EU Ambassador welcomes gains of LICSIP

APA-Monrovia (Liberia)

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Liberia, Hélène Cavé, has expressed satisfaction with the implementation of the Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme (LICSIP).

Cave expressed satisfaction following a tour of Totota, Nyarta and Geayard in Bong County to inspect the programme, including, the cocoa nursery and several model farms.

“I wanted to see to if we registered some progress after few months, since the project was launched, and I am very happy because the answer is yes”.

Ambassador Cavé also said it was amazing to see how the implementation was already positively impacting the lives of the communities in which they were being implemented.

“The communities already see the benefits of the programme because they have learned new techniques and they see how important it is to have seasonal crops alongside the cocoa,” she added.

Farmers are already earning some monies from the programme, and they are already seeing some improvements in their lives.

On the issue of a possible extension of the programme, which is being financed under the 11th European Union Development Fund, Ambassador
Cavé pointed out that it was too early to speak of that, but noted that a project that works well such as the LICSIP will always have something after.


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