Africans get farming lessons from LSU professor

  // Sunday, 24 August 2014 17:48 //

After years of civil wars, the West African country of Liberia is trying to recover, but poverty, high infant mortality, malnutrition and a need to import food to feed its 3.5 million residents are still problems the country is trying to overcome.

“They’re actually importing most of the food in the country,” said Carl Motsenbocker, professor with the LSU Agricultural Center.

As part of the solution, Motsenbocker and others at the LSU Agricultural Center and the LSU AgCenter International Programs Office have partnered in a five-year program to work with educators and farmers in and around Monrovia, Liberia, to help teach modern agricultural techniques to the future farmers of the country.

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