Community Farm in Maforka, Lunsar, Northern Sierra Leone

Community Farm in Maforka, Lunsar, Northern Sierra Leone

 

"Improving the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of smallholder farming is the main pathway out of poverty in using agriculture for development." --Kofi Annan--

Because promoting agriculture stimulates economic recovery and growth, Lift has partnered with the Maforka Youth and Community Development Organization to invest in local farmers and encourage community farming for the enrichment of lands and crops. The Farming Project  as an all-in-one project with all the essential green agri-tech needed by local farmers to standardize both the quality and quantity of agriculture production during an annual growing season to mirror semi-commercial rates of production. Our programs includes growing, processing, storage, and systematic regional distribution of crops. Provided inputs include certified seed, fusion farming program, drip irrigation, safety equipment, but most importantly, farmers receive hands-on training on how best to use the tools provided as well as building their core capacity. With this project, it is totally possible for communities to achieve sustainable linkages in food production and income-generation. 

 
 Farmers in Maforka village in Lunsar.

Farmers in Maforka village in Lunsar.

 

The estimated cost to start a community farming project is $2,750