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Liberia - Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization Project (SAPEC) - ESMP Summary
The Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has requested the Bank to support the Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization Project (SAPEC) which seeks to reduce poverty and strengthen food security of rural communities in Liberia by increasing agricultural productivity of staple foods (cassava, rice including vegetables), and improving rural infrastructure of economic significance (feeder roads and markets). The expected outcome is increased production of cassava, rice and vegetables, and their value for creating market competitiveness which will enhance food security through increased production of the staple crops, and better prices for the crops through increased product quality. Induced impacts would be increased in farmers’ income, creation of employment, and contribution toward the Government’s overall poverty reduction efforts. Best agricultural practices, and sustainable environment and natural resources management practices will be promoted through the Project activities including institutional strengthening of key stakeholders in the agriculture sector.