For the immediate future, the agriculture minister is racing against time to fulfill many of the deliverables she set out to accomplish for a sector that has been lagging behind for decades. Standing in the way, however, is her ongoing back-and-forth communications with executives of the ADB, funders of most of the projects earmarked for implementation but complicated by a number of unanswered questions relating to several documents suggesting a conflict of interest. Although unsigned and finalized, according to the MOA, the documents pose grave complications for the minister and if not clearly explained, have the propensity to keep the ministry, on the defensive for quite some time. Public Policy 

In the Line of Fire: Jeanie Milly Cooper Brushes Off ‘Distractions’ Amid Lingering Allegations

    Rodney Sieh Monrovia – Riding in the backdrop of a stellar United Nations career, Jeanine Milly Cooper, a renowned farmer, came highly regarded and touted as one of the best appointments made since President George Manneh Weah assumed the Liberian presidency in January 2018. At her confirmation hearing back in February, Madam Cooper said all the right things and even urged members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture to depoliticize the sector by allowing her the space to perform. Cooper’s request came in response to a question about…

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The Liberian Farmer: Vision 2030 and the Agricultural Sector

        Solomon C. Hedd-Williams   Liberia is moving towards the dawn of an innovative future that is enshrined in a vision of progression through recovery and development by 2030. The President of Liberia Her Excellency, Madame Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf recent consultation with citizens of Bong County, signifies a start up dialogue to create a road map for broad based economic recovery which reverses the deterioration of our nation and fosters development that is sustainable. However; with the abundance of natural resources and our vast arable landmass, we…

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