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Why Bong County?

Bong County is rich in natural resources and has great potential for expansion. The main crops in this area are rice, palm oil, cocoa and cassava. 

Women in Bong County make up most of the smallholder farmers in this area. Farming plays a crucial role in the Liberian economy.

 

Unfortunately, the infrastructure that supports women in this sector has suffered greatly due to the long civil war.

It is crucial that we empower the smallholder farmers, especially women who make up a majority of this sector.  

A "Welcome To Bong County" sign with trees in the background.

Bong County, Liberia, West Africa

A map of Liberia where Bong County is highlighted.

Districts: 12

Established: 1964

Population:  328,919 (2008)

Total Area: 4,574.1 square miles

Tribes: Kpelle, Mandingo, Mano

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