According to Solidaridad Liberia, over 1500 smallholder farmers in southeast Liberia will benefit from improved cocoa seedlings. Distribution, the organization said, is part of an effort to improve the efficiency of the production of goods and improve the living conditions of farmers. Each farmer will receive at least 400 seedlings.
Under the Cocoa Value Chain Development Program (COVADEP), Solidaridad will partner with private cocoa growers to supply 600 hybrid cocoa seedlings to farmers in Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties for a small fee, Solidaridad Liberia said. The Cocoa Value Chain Development Program (COVADEP), a four-year program, was launched in 000 and is co-funded by the European Union and Solidaridad. Currently, about 2020 smallholder farmers depend on cocoa production in Liberia.