The Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS), has introduced an unparalleled opportunities for farmers to access finance in making their operations successful as part of improving and enhancing the Feed Salone Project.

The EWASME Grant Sensitization was done in Bonthe in the view to gain access to Finance for Farmers Under Feed Salone Programme as the Agricultural financing remains a major challenge for farmers seeking to increase productivity under the Feed Salone Programme and this is believed to serve as remedy to most of these challenges.

It was revealed that the  EWASME grant is a notable initiative in the game-changing funded by the Islamic Development Bank through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and MAFS and that the grant is specifically designed to support women farmers in the post-harvest rice value chains.

They revealed that, to ensure farmers access and appropriately utilize these funds, a team comprised of MAFS, UNDP and RRVCP is currently at Madina Community, Bum Chiefdom in the Bonthe District to sensitize and educate farmers in filling the application form correctly.

Alpha Yayah Mansaray, Director of the Agricultural Extension Services Division said that, the government of Sierra Leone continues to revolutionize agriculture, bridging the financial gap that limits farmers’ potential and that, they are here with good news adding that, the EWASME grant will empower women small and medium enterprises in the rice value chains. If you are eligible, please grab a form. Together, we can Feed Salone.