|MANO PROPERTIES & INVESTMENT INC.|
Liberia can become a food exporting country because of its fertile soil and available products: -papaya, mango, avocado, rubber, cola nut, cocoa, tobacco, sugar cane & palm oil. Investments especially in proper agriculture storage space (and processing facilities) enables local farmers to preserve already produced food much longer and keep it longer fresh for domestic use and transportation for export consumption to the global market.
ECO PESTICIDES: We have been informed about the flower of a fruit plant that only grows in Africa, which provides a natural non toxic eco pesticide for agricultural purposes. The plant grows in East Africa and a group investors proposed to grow this plant in West Africa to supply the pesticide for a highly increasing market.
OIL PALM: Oil palm grows abundantly in Liberia. Properly cultivated oil palm provides a constant supply of oil for food consumption and also for soap and detergent industries. Like with the rubber also the palm oil can be a profitable venture when involving small scale farmers. It would make much sense to establish a cooperative purchase house where farmers could deposit their yield in consignation to have the cooperation sell it for fair-trade ongoing market prices.
PAPAYA: Papaya is a tropical fruit with a short harvest time (6-8 months) and long harvest period (3 years). That makes this fruit a suitable starting choice for smallscale farmer cooperations. West Africa is especially attractive as one of the few regions that it is free from the Papaya Ring Spot Virus. This shall remain the case if the trees sources are carefully selected. As well as being an exotic fruit, papaya is unique because besides its healthy qualities (i.e. source of vitamin A & C). It contains an enzyme that our body cannot produce. As a result papaya acts as a natural laxative that improves the digesting process and detoxifies our body. By exporting papaya Liberia could provide the European market with an extra fruit variety that does not have to come from the far east. The export market requires the product to be as uniform as possible, while the local market accepts variations so one only needs to focus on weight, skin color and quality. Package quality also follows market rules. Production techniques will include biodynamic farming which implicates creation of own organic fertilizer using earthworms.
PAPAYA CRYSTAL BEEF TENDERER: We learned from sources in South Africa that there is a huge global demand for crystallized milk from unripe papaya. This natural product is used for tendering beef meat and does not contain any chemical or toxic elements. A 100% biologic ecologic product for export. The unripe papaya is cut like a rubber tree and the white juice collected in a plastic bag. After some time the juice dries and crystallizes into a white powder. Papaya grows wild everywhere in West Africa and produces crop two times per year (April and October). It would make much sense to establish a cooperative purchase house where farmers could deposit their yield in consignation to have the cooperation treat it, and sell it for fair ongoing market prices.
SUGAR: Sugar cane grows abundantly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea with or without farmers to cultivate it. With refineries throughout the counties farmers can provide sugar cane for processing. Besides sugar and syrup, medical alcohol and beverages can be produced for domestic and export consumption. Sugar cane is an ideal crop for the production of biogas and bio-benzene and can be sold to refineries in Europe and the USA or refined in Africa for domestic use. Biogas from sugar cane and corn are successfully used as additive to normal gas. It can be mixed without any negative side effect and the polluted emission of biogas is 0%.