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by Rose Hessmiller last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:45 AM
Photos taken by members of the evaluation team in the course of the LRCFP evaluation
Boy Dancer

Boy Dancer

Dance troupes bring a sense of excitement and appreciation of cultural tradition in forest awareness presentations

Skit on fishing methods

Skit on fishing methods

Theater troupes play an important role in the pilot communities. Through skits the program could ask men and women of communities how they manage resources and identify key messages. For example, killing fish in the river with poison was identified…

Flooded bridge hindering evaluation

Flooded bridge hindering evaluation

A number of washed-out bridges limited the number of communities visited by the evaluation team

Washed out road

Washed out road

Heavy rains on the eve of the evaluation team's arrival in Nimba County washed out bridges and roads, limiting the number of communities visited

Innundated road

Innundated road

Damaged or inundated roads were experienced firsthand by the evaluation team and resulted in lost time and interview opportunities in the town of Zortapa in Nimba county. Such problems hampered LRCFP staff and farmers alike.

Cassava Mill

Cassava Mill

The Cassava Producers Group of Gbapa in Nimba county standing in front of their cassava grinder (left) and members of the CPOP of Gbapa operating a freedom mill (right).

Palm press demonstration

Palm press demonstration

Group members demonstrate their palm oil press

Clear-cut forest in Nimba County

Clear-cut forest in Nimba County

A clear cut forest area located outside of Sanniquellie, Nimba County, exemplifying the practice of shifting agriculture. The LRCFP strove to teach land management and re-use to farmers to end deforestation for agricultural purposes as seen here.

Green Beat radio show

Green Beat radio show

LRCFP communicated community forest awareness information through the Green Beat radio show

Market Day

Market Day

Market day in Sanniquellie. A large transport truck destined for Monrovia being loaded with plantains that were grown and sold by area farmers.

NTFPs

NTFPs

Experimental culture of Griffonia (left) and black pepper (right) in the Gba community.

Farmer Field Students in the field

Farmer Field Students in the field

Results of labor intensive row planting (left) versus rapid broadcast seeding (right) of upland rice. FFS students were encouraged to use both planting methods on their farms so as to compare harvest results.

School teacher in the field

School teacher in the field

A local school teacher working together with her children on their farmland in the Gba community. She replicated the agricultural practices being used by a neighbor who had attended the FFS. Some of the methods she adopted included row planting,…

 
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