The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Sierra Leone has commenced a strategic monitoring and evaluation exercise within four districts in the country.

The monitoring and evaluation process is on the training of 480 Farmers as well as the distribution of key farming inputs in four districts across the country.

It is reported that, the process is within the framework of the United Nations Trust fund for Human Security (UNTFHS). They also maintained that, monitoring and evaluation are very important towards maintaining good and ensuring that the difficulties and challenges are identified as well as ensuring that the targeted project outcomes are verified.

The bulk of Sierra Leone’s rural population is engaged in farming but the sector is impoverished with lack of equipment hampering growth. Experts have advised that the country could achieve food sufficiency if farmers switch to mechanized farming.

Currently, majority of farmers in rural Sierra Leone are engaged in subsistence agriculture.