2018: Rice swap in Maforki, Port Loko- Northern Sierra Leone…

2018: Rice swap in Maforki, Port Loko- 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 a Village has partnered with the Maforki Youth and Community Development Organization (MYCDO) to invest in local farmers and encourage community farming for the enrichment of lands and crops. Our Farming Project utilizes a wraparound approaches that includes essential green agri-tech needed by local farmers to standardize both the quality and quantity of crops in growing season to mirror semi-commercial rates of production. Our program 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. 

 
 

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