FED Activity Highlights: June 2014

Food and Enterprise Development (FED) Activity Highlights for June 1st-15th, 2014

  • A USAID FED-assisted school garden was highlighted during the dedication ceremony of the C.B Harris Memorial Primary School in Montserrado County. The Minister of Education urged all school administrations to establish school gardens to teach children about agriculture.
  • USAID FED carried out a two-day training session for 28 participants (27 male, 1 female) on soil sample collection and analysis techniques. In attendance were USAID FED extension officers, lead farmers and Booker Washington Institute, Nimba College Community College, and Cuttington University students.
  • USAID FED completed two goat value chain jingles. The jingles highlight the positive aspects of keeping goats in shelters. The jingles will be aired on USAID FED supported community radio stations.
  • USAID FED trained 36 Community Animal Health Workers (CAHW) in Nimba County how to diagnose and treat common diseases in goats. The participants also learned how to prevent and control the spread of diseases such as diarrhea and internal and external parasites. The participants, who were all women, received cool boxes for storing drugs.
  • USAID FED continued its “Leadership and Incubation for Women Entrepreneurs” program with a two-day training workshop for 46 women in Nimba and Grand Bassa counties. To date, 109 women have participated in Phase 1 of the program. The program provides leadership training and mentorship opportunities for potential women leaders and managers from the four value chains and vocational institutions in all six operational counties.
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