The rural economy - Lofa County 1970s
A pictorial story
By Charles van Santen

Lofa County is also known as Liberia's food basket.

The traditional economy
  1. Traditional upland rice production
  2. Traditional villages and handicrafts
  3. The Foya market

Goverment's rice development program

  1. Irrigated rice cultivation:
  2. Upland mechanized rice development
  3. Assessment of the Foya Rice Development Project
  4. Intofawar farmers cooperative
  5. Visit of President William Tolbert


Lofa is Liberia's northernmost county. It is surrounded by Sierra Leone and Guinea. The largest city and county capital is Voinjama. Zorzor is the second largest city.

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