The e-registration is the foundation for establishing linkages and a system of incentives between value chain actors for increased business activity with Nimba, Bong, Lofa, Margibi and Bomi Counties, the five top e-registered locations.
Agriculture Minister Moses Zinnah made the disclosure during the Ministry of Information regular press briefing at the ministry Thursday.
According to Zinnah, the e-registration platform creates a standard database using a system that includes GPS coordinates or other relevant information to support proven services to farmers with a view to increasing their skills and financial autonomy.
The program aims to collect information such as name, gender, county and district, farm size and location, telephone number, marital status, and areas of farming, among others, he added.
Zinnah indicated that the platform will be integrated into mobile networks, input, extension, financial service providers, market and trading networks and even the mobile payment system.
He noted that the system creates the opportunity to provide innovative financing solution to farmers who have not been eligible for traditional financing solution through commercial banks.
“The E-Registration activity is therefore the first step in creating a new system whereby the Liberian smallholder farmer will move from the subsistence to the business perspective,” Zinnah pointed out.