The Assistant Project Manager of the Welthungerhilfe Stabex Project, Kwashi Yankson, while talking to Awoko at his Reservation Road Office in Kenema, disclosed that his organization has given a boost to Cocoa and Coffee Farmers in the Eastern Region.
He said that the support to Cocoa and Coffee Producers in the three Chiefdoms in Kenema, seven Chiefdoms in Kailahun and five Chiefdoms in the Kono Districts have not only boosted the beneficiaries, but has also encouraged other people in the three Districts to grow cash crops. The Assistant Project Manager noted that the objective of the project in the region is to increase the income of the farmers by improving the methods of production and good marketing network for the cooperatives in the three Districts.
He said that the three cooperatives they are working with include Kpeya, Eastern Farmers and Millennium cocoa growers; adding that they have provided a lot of support in the three Districts like Chiefdom stores, court bari, furniture and other equipments.
He further disclosed that they have given seven power tillers to the three cooperatives to help reduce the problem of transportation within the Districts. He said the entire project is being funded by the European Union (EU).