34.5 C
Sierra Leone
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Big Boost for Salone Farmers, Livestock Producers

HomeAYV NewsBig Boost for Salone Farmers, Livestock Producers

Big Boost for Salone Farmers, Livestock Producers


Related stories

ReNIP to Hold Lower-Level Elections This Weekend

The Republic National Independent Party (ReNIP), will tomorrow 28th...

Multi-Purpose Biometric Identity Cards Set to be Launched

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio will officially...

Health Ministry Engages AYV Staff on the Need for COVID Vaccination

The Health Education Division at the Ministry of Health...

Parliament Votes Against Annulment of Public Elections Rules

Following a motion brought by the Leader of the...

The programme attracted key representatives from the European Union (EU), Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS), Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI), N’jala University and BRAC International.

The strategic aim of the project is to improve food security and reduce poverty of 4,140 livestock farmers through diversification of the livestock sector and developing a better functioning livestock value chain.
In a bid to further ensure effective and efficient implementation, the project will be implemented in partnership with three other national/community based Non-governmental Organizations; Partners in Integrated Community Empowerment Programmes (PICEP-SL), Community Empowerment and Development Agency (CEDA-SL) and Kambia District Development and Rehabilitation Organization (KADDRO), with BRAC being the lead consortium member.

The project will be implemented in 5 districts (Western Area Rural, Pujehun, Bonthe, Kailahun & Koinadugu districts), targeting a total of 61,363 beneficiaries, who will benefit (directly/indirectly) from diversified production and increased income.

Furthermore, the project will focus on contributing towards enhancing the capacity of farmers to adopt improved livestock production techniques; ensure improved access to quality inputs that would increase availability of improved breed; enhance private sector interest and investment in livestock; ensure increased farmers’ access to extension services including veterinary to promote healthy environment for livestock to thrive; enhance increased nutrition awareness in communities through consumption of animal protein; enhance the capacity of state and non state actors in order to increase their involvement and investment in the livestock value chain, and establish linkages between smallholder farmers and market actors to ensure a constant demand and supply for livestock products.

In his keynote address, the Acting Country Representative – BRAC Sierra Leone, Victor Kamara, emphasized on the fact that “collaboration is non-negotiable” in the implementation of the project, noting the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in ensuring a successful and impact driven implementation.

Business News


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

NPPA Releases First Quater 2023 Public Procurement Price Norm

The Board, Management and Staff of the National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), with appropriation to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of...