Project info

Agriculture is the primary livelihood opportunity for over 60% of the Liberian population and an estimated 65% of farmers cultivate cassava. However, a myriad of factors, including limited access to quality inputs, limited agricultural financing, climate change, poor agronomic practices by smallholder farmers, poor infrastructure, unstructured markets, and weak public sector support, impede the competitiveness of Liberia’s cassava sector.

In view of this, the Cassava Transformation project seeks to enhance the competitiveness and regional integration of Liberia’s cassava sector through a value chain approach focused on sustained production, value addition, entrepreneurship, and sustainable markets.

The specific objectives are:

The Cassava Transformation Project is the Liberia component of the European Union funded West African Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP). It is being implemented by a consortium that comprises CERATH Development Organization (Lead), Rural Integrated Center for Community Empowerment, Conservation Alliance Liberia, and Centre for Enterprise Learning.

The West Africa Competitiveness Programme aims to support a number of selected value chains at national and regional level to promote structural transformation and better access to regional and international markets, while taking into account social and environmental concerns. The WACOMP consists of one regional component and sixteen national components (15 ECOWAS Member States and Mauritania).