Liberia

One Blood International launches swamp rice projects

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Written by Matthias Daffah

One Blood International in collaboration with Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor has cultivated over eighty swamp rice production sites in Bong County.

One Blood International is an ECOWAS Food Security Project.

Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor said the project will run for nine years using its first year for seed multiplication.

Senator Taylor disclosed the organization intends to cultivate about three million acres of swamp land nation wide.

According to Senator Taylor the organization has already planted a variety of rice on sixty thousand acres of swamp land in various parts of the county.

She named some of the variety of rice planed as the New Rice for Africa or NERICA, WARSAW from Sierra Leone and One Blood among others.

Madam Taylor said the despite being a private endeavor the project covers three major aspects of government's Poverty Reduction Strategy.

The Bong County lawmaker believes food security remains a major aspect of the PRS and was confident the project will reduce poverty in the county.