As part of activities under the BAFS Project Sierra Leone, a delegation from the Government of Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture and project coordination unit visited cashew plantations in the Koinadugu district benefiting from training and logistical support provided by Solidaridad West Africa and its implementing partners under the project.
Yayah Mansaray, Head of NGO Desk at the Ministry of Agriculture and Alfred Gborie, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the project Coordinating Unit interacted with farmers to learn how the intercropped cashew farms promoted by Solidaridad West Africa is improving their livelihood and promoting food security.
Andrew Kojo Morison, Technical Advisor at Solidaridad in Sierra Leone encouraged farmers to step up their efforts in securing a fire belt around their farms to prevent fires as the dry season approaches and to ensure that their farms are well maintained. “We are hopeful for what our integrated cashew farms will offer us in the future.
We have seen how other famers livelihoods have been transformed through increase income generation due to the variety of crops they cultivated on their cashew farms,” says Susan Konteh, a female cashew farmer.