MONROVIA – The Liberian Diaspora Agriculture Group (LiDAG), a US-based Liberian organization, is set to hold its First Annual Agricultural Exposition in Liberia.
The ceremony is expected to be held at the Golden Key Hotel on January 6 and 7, 2023. LiDAG, which is a registered philanthropic group, says ‘Food Sufficiency is Human Rights. At this year’s Exposition, at least 100 participants are expected to come from the fisheries, oil palm, poultry, cocoa & coffee, & cash crops sectors.
According to the LiDAG Marketing Director, Ms. Janice Nancy Gray, the Agriculture Exposition is significant because Liberia has never had an agricultural exposition at this magnitude. “We want to collaborate with the existing agriculture sector and build new partnerships. LiDAG expects the attendees to receive valuable information to enhance their agribusiness,” the LiDAG Marketing Director said.
She further stated that as part of the two-day events, there will be a panel discussion with experts in the field of Agriculture, including talks about how participants can apply for funding to grow their businesses; how to do proposals, a pitch contest and much more.
The LiDAG engages in programs and activities aimed at promoting agriculture and agriculture products in Liberia. The Group whose intend is to also raise awareness within the US Diaspora and other parts of the world for possible investment in Liberia’s Agriculture, establishes a network of relationship with other not-profit and charitable organizations and friends of Liberia residing within the borders of the United States of America and other parts of the world.
The Group also provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relating to the promotion and genuine advocacy for the Agriculture Sector of Liberia and other countries of the world that are struggling with their agricultural development initiatives.
“We promote local production of agricultural and specialty products and offer opportunities for producers to enhance their marketing skills. In view of the above, we pray that your presence at the 2-day Event will not only make a difference in the Agriculture Sector, but also local famers and producers, and the lives of the Liberian people,” the Group said.
To successfully host the two-day event, the LiDAG is partnering with Vainga Agriculture Development and Management Consultancy Inc., (VADEMCO), Global Kouture, Armstrong & Associates, Ajavon Consulting Group and Doe and Doe Consultancy. Others are Sheltering Hope, Connexus, Enisul Seafood and Aquatic, Liberian Feed Yourself Agriculture Initiative (LIFAI), Kema Hair and Liberia Chamber of Commerce.
Founding members of LiDAG include Janice Nancy Gray, Marketing Director, D. Kema Diggs, Vice President, Ajawavi J. Ajavon, CEO, Arthur Weah Doe, Executive Director and Angie Ehimika, Board Member.
Ahead of the exposition, Ms. Gray has her thanks and recognition to five of their sponsors including Elizabeth Meatta Armstrong, CEO, Armstrong & Associates, Anita Campion, CEO, CONNEXUS, Suliman V. Kamara, CEO, VADEMCO, Fabolia Kweku Kamara, CEO Enisul Seafood & Aquatic and Nowai A. Gorlorwulu, owner, Golden Key Hotel.