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Liberia Agriculture Research Center

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman elected president on the continent of Africa. She is also a Harvard trained economist. As she toured the Liberian farm built by Sagamore fellows Gina and Travis Sheets, she exclaimed, “I didn’t believe that a farm of this quality was even possible in my country.” The Sheets created their farm to be an agricultural beacon and training facility to uplift the national economy.

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Marketplace Liberia

Marketplace: Liberia is a newsletter published by ISOKO Institute headquartered in Kigali Rwanda. ISOKO Institute is an African research policy institute, more commonly known as a think tank, with affiliates in the United States. The think tank was launched in 2011to promote entrepreneurship and private enterprise as a way to build strong societies across Africa. Its primary research themes include: entrepreneurship as a means to deliver significant economic, social and spiritual impact for the better; the rise of Africa as a frontier market with the potential to become a major global market, and the role of government in creating an environment for private initiatives (social and business, for-profit and non-profit) to flourish and grow.