Dr. Zinnah said farmers are important partners in maintaining the country's economy and that there is need for a national day to recognize them for their invaluable services.
He spoke in Gbarnga at a one-day Agriculture Trade Fair organized by the Bong County Agriculture Office in collaboration with ACDI-VOCAB and other organizations at the weekend.
Dr. Zinnah hailed the organizing partners for taking the initiative to bring farmers together to interact and showcase some of their produce.
He pledged government's unbending support to Liberia's agriculture sector, noting that government is fully aware of the role the sector plays in contributing to the nation's income generation.
“You should see this not only as an opportunity to showcase your products, but also to take advantage of the exposure to experts in the field, multinational corporations, and members of the financial sector,” said Dr. Zinnah.
Speaking earlier, ACDI-VOCAB SHOPS II Chief of Party, Yarkpazuo Kolva said the trade fair was meant to bring NGOs together along with their faming groups for acquaintance.
Dubbed "Selling yourself and not your products", the agriculture fair, according to Kolva, also set the stage for the different NGOs and farmers to establish contacts for networking and collaboration.
WFP and her sponsored farmers, World Vegetable and supported vegetable farmers, ACDI-VOCAB-SHOPS-Oil Palm and Life Cocoa Project and their farmers, including ZOA and Catalyst, were among organizations and farmers' groups that attended the fair.