YARDO-SL’s agriculture and livelihood program aim to improve food security and livelihoods, reduce hunger and malnutrition, reduce poverty through increased environmentally sustainable agriculture production and increase household income by creating linkages between farmers and allied enterprises.
Our projects employ a holistic approach to seek the community and individuals (notably young people) through technical training, input support, access to micro-finance, the addition of value chain and market linkages. This approach helps to capacitate the farmers to increase productivity and increase household income, create jobs for rural communities, enhance food security and improve nutrition for the rapidly-growing population of Sierra Leone.
Also, YARDO-SL’s Farm Advocacy campaign is integrated with the agriculture and livelihood program to support agricultural development in the country. This program voices the constraints faced by the farmers and providing expertise advice by collaborating with the relevant stakeholders to remedy such problems duly.
Key Program Activities
Farmer Field Schools (Demonstration sites)
Farm Advocacy campaign
Partnership with FBOs and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector