Seed and Voucher Fairs in Lesotho

Catholic Relief Services was mentioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The recent article highlights successful seed and voucher fairs in Lesotho.

Julius Ncheche buys seeds at a farmers' fair organized by FAO, CRS and Lesotho's Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. Photo courtesy of FAO

Julius Ncheche buys seeds at a farmers’ fair organized by FAO, CRS and Lesotho’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. Photo courtesy of FAO

Through the trade fairs, which end in mid-October, 10 percent of all households in Lesotho will have accessed enough agricultural inputs –- including 385 tonnes of seed — to prepare and plant 17,500 hectares [43,243 acres] of land. An estimated 5,600 tonnes of maize, sorghum, beans and other crops are expected to be produced from this assistance.

Read about the farmers who benefit from these programs in the article titled FAO rural markets offer hope to farmers in drought-stricken Lesotho.

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2 Responses to “Seed and Voucher Fairs in Lesotho”

  1. Marilyn Bardill Says:

    My son, Robert is in the Peace Corps serving in a small village near Serenje in Central Providence, Zambia. The La La Tribe Last week someone broke into his hut and took his food. The ;people of the village are hungry. Could you find people who can help. Robert is doing what he can. Marilyn

  2. Marilyn Bardill Says:

    Some things need to be repeated. Help the people of Zambia. They are good people. They are going hungry. Send help

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