On the 7th of May, SIPU's project GROW Liberia was officially launched in Monrovia. FrontPageAfrica reported on the event.
GROW- Liberia is a five-year Sida-funded landmark
"Making Markets Work for the Poor" (M4P) programme,
which seeks to contribute to sustainable peace and poverty
reduction through inclusive and integrated economic development in
Liberia. Its objective is substantially increased incomes and
employment opportunities for a large number of poor women, men and
youth, created through market development in agriculture. The
expected outcome is increased business activities, trade and value
addition through increased capacity and competitiveness of
smallholder farmers and related micro and small enterprises. The
expected outputs are systemic changes in market systems relevant
for smallholder farmers and related micro and small enterprises in
terms of 1) Improved market functions 2) Improved performance of
support services and 3) Improved business environment.
The programme is implemented by a consortium consisting of
Adam Smith International (leading party), SIPU, MercyCorps and
The two-hour launch, which celebrates the first year of
successful interventions in the vegetable, cocoa, oil palm and
rubber sectors, was attended by the Minister of Finance and
Development Planning, the Honorable Amara Konneh, as Keynote
Speaker. Read more about the launch at FrontPageAfrica here.