Today, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chinese Businessman and Philanthropist Niu Gensheng visited the J-Palm Liberia office in Monrovia to see first-hand the work that we do in Liberia. Tony Blair’s African Governance Initiative (alongside the Howard Buffett Foundation and the World Food Prize Foundation) has been a major supporter of J-Palm Liberia over the last two years, through the 40 Chances Fellowship Award.
J-Palm Liberia’s Founder and CEO Mahmud Johnson took the delegation – which also consisted of high-level government officials including the Acting Minister and the Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry, and the Minister of Education – through a photo exhibition of our work in rural Liberia, and how we are adding value to oil palm, to ultimately provide better livelihood opportunities for smallholder oil palm producers in Liberia.
The entire J-Palm Liberia team was extremely excited to welcome Messrs Blair and Niu to our new office, and thankful for their support. We are working up some new ideas to expand J-Palm Liberia. Stay tuned!