Cassava is the second most important crop for Liberia. However, the production of the crop is still faced with numerous challenges, something the World Bank funded project is working to address. The suboptimal capacity of sectoral organizations still remains a serious challenge for Liberia's food security. However, last week the National Cassava Sector Coordination Committee (NCSCC), an umbrella organization of farmers and processors in the cassava sector, received equipment and some office materials to strengthen its capacity in delivering services within the sector.
The materials, which include desktop computers and other assorted office items, were provided by the Ministry of Agriculture's Rural Economic Transformation Project (RETRAP). RETRAP is a World Bank funded project which focuses on cassava, piggery and poultry, rubber, value chains.
The NCSCC is the umbrella organization of all farmers, processors, traders and other value chain members of the cassava sector. Established in 2010, by the government, the organization's goal is to coordinate the activities of all of the players of the sector to improve cassava production.