|LPMC Receives IACO Executive|
|Published on February 24, 2009||Email To Friend Print Version
The Research Director of the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IAC0), Dr. Bayetta Bellachew is in the Country as Guest of the Liberian Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC) and will meet stakeholders in the coffee sector. He arrived last evening.
At the 48th General Assembly of IACO held in Libreville, Gabon, last year, it was decided that a consultant would visit Liberia to develop strategy for the preparation of projects aimed at identifying and collecting coffee germplasm in Liberia as well as to source funds from International Donor Institutions for the rehabilitation and development of small coffee growers’ farms.
The visit of the IACO Research Director follows the one made last year by Madam Josefa Sacko, Secretary-General of the Inter-African Coffee Organisation during which time she met with key government officials and stakeholders in the coffee sector.
While in the Country, Dr. Bellachew will meet LPMC staff, Agriculture Minister Dr. J. Chris Toe, coffee farmers, among others.