In an effort to enhance food security and nutrition in Sierra Leone, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has provided vital assistance to 1,500 vegetable producers across five districts.

The beneficiaries, mostly women and youths engaged in agriculture, have received farming implements and vegetable seeds to bolster their farming activities within their communities.

The project, titled “Building Resilient Communities through Climate Smart and Market-Driven Production for Improved Food and Nutrition Security in Sierra Leone,” is backed by funding from the Irish Government and several key partners, including the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS), DFN, SiLNoRF, and CTF.

With the support of these organizations, the initiative aims to complement the government’s efforts in tackling food insecurity in the country.

By empowering local farmers with the necessary tools and resources, the project seeks to strengthen agricultural resilience and promote sustainable practices.

Moreover, this support is particularly crucial in fostering the growth of farming activities among vulnerable communities, ultimately leading to improved food and nutrition security nationwide.