Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has officially unveiled the government’s groundbreaking “FEED SALONE Programme,” a comprehensive plan aimed at securing the nation’s food supply and transforming its agricultural sector.
In the coming five years, the government’s primary objective is to unlock Sierra Leone’s vast agricultural potential.
The plan envisions not only achieving self-sufficiency in food production but also expanding to export food to other countries. Moreover, it aims to enhance the quality of life for Sierra Leoneans by actively involving citizens, particularly the youth, in agriculture.
The “FEED SALONE Strategy” represents a monumental effort by the government to make agriculture a generational movement, where every citizen plays a role in building a thriving economy characterized by food security, job creation, and overall economic prosperity.
President Bio emphasized the need for bold decisions to transform Sierra Leone’s agriculture sector and harness its immense potential.
He called upon all key stakeholders, including farmers, the private sector, scientists, researchers, development partners, Paramount Chiefs, and Traditional Leaders, to collaborate with the government in translating the country’s natural agricultural wealth into tangible prosperity for the benefit of all.
The launch of the “FEED SALONE Programme” marks a significant milestone in Sierra Leone’s journey toward ensuring food security and boosting economic growth.
The president has rallied the nation to join forces in this transformative endeavor, with the countdown to a more prosperous Sierra Leone officially underway.