first_imgThe Green Coast Agriculture Project (G-CAP), a local non-governmental organization (NGO), working in Liberia’s agricultural sector, has stressed the need for the establishment of a center that will provide agriculture business services to local farmers in Bong County.G-CAP’s program coordinator Francis Bendoe told the Daily Observer recently at his Gbarnga office that  a survey conducted in the county shows that local farmers are in need of business services that will help improve their productivity.“The sole purpose of the Enterprise Services Center is to provide agricultural business development services (ABDS) to farmers and rural entrepreneurs to start-up or expand their commercial businesses,” Bendoe said.He stated that services will include training to promote entrepreneurship and  to improve business planning and management skills; technical advice on production and postharvest handling; collecting and sharing market information and marketing ideas; assisting clients in the preparation of  business plans and loan applications to access credit and providing access to agro-equipment and transport services among others.According to him the establishment of the ESC will help to improve food security and reduce poverty in the lives of Liberian farmers.Mr. Bendoe mentioned that once a center is established in the county, farmers can access those needed enterprise services, adding that the significant of the center has prompted the local authorities of Bong County to donate a piece of land to his organization to construct the center.Commenting on the extension services rendered to farmers, he mentioned that they have reached ninety-five communities in five districts in Bong County with extension services to strengthen the skills of subsistence farmers.Meanwhile, the G-CAP program coordinator said that the lack of logistic is a serious constraint facing his organization.“We want to appeal to the government and its partners to build our capacity with logistics to enable us reach more farmers,” he pleaded.Bong County is one of Liberia’s productive agricultural regions situated along regional development corridors of Liberia, crucial in promoting intra and inter-county commerce. Farming activities in this growth corridor are expected to improve food availability and access for Liberians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgDaniel and Majella have revealed that they will ‘motor on’ with their hit B&B Road Trip series, which will begin filming in the New Year.There will be no shortage of the O’Donnells on our TVs in 2018 with this new travel series and a Room to Improve renovation on the horizon.Daniel told the Irish Sun that he and Majella were amazed by the success of the B&B Road Trip and have responded to their fans’ requests to film another series of adventures. “It’s a lot of fun, and we had no idea how well it would do — it was incredible. It caught the imagination of people.“It’s a simple approach, there’s no big direction, they just let us motor on,” Daniel told the Sun.Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road TripThe couple’s last episode of the B&B Road Trip took them to Donegal this year when they visited The Glen House B&B in Clonmany. Scenes of the pair splashing in the Glenevin Waterfall have become some of the standout moments from the whole show.Christmas with DanielIt looks like Daniel and Majella have another busy year ahead in the showbiz scene, as well as in their family lives.  They will become grandparents again when Majella’s daughter Siobhan has her baby, which is expected in January. Daniel has said he is particularly looking forward to Christmas in Donegal. Christmas to him, he said, is all about the hustle and bustle of it all, the church services and the music.Daniel has been appearing a lot on TV and radio in recent weeks as he spreads the word about his Christmas album. The 2CD and DVD special is set to be a top gift for Daniel fans this year.  The ‘Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell‘ pack includes a live show which was filmed and recorded during Daniel’s sold-out concerts at Dublin’s Convention Centre last December.<br><br>‘We’ll have another go’ – Daniel gets ready for another Road Trip! was last modified: November 28th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:B&B Road Tripchristmas with danieldaniel o’donnellMajella O’DonnellRoom To Improvelast_img read more