Helping poor farmers grow money in Sierra Leone
Aim: Commercially-driven investments in cash crop production can provide benefits in terms of both productivity and poverty alleviation, providing a win-win strategy for rural development. This project, examines the direct impacts of cocoa investments in post-conflict Sierra Leone for farmers, their communities as well as the cocoa value chain. As such the project aims to upgrade sustainable smallholder cocoa productivity by: improving the governance of the cocoa value chain; improving access to financial services; and enhancing the understanding of globalization, commercialization and agricultural intensification on local food security.
Objective: To provide benefits in terms of both productivity and poverty alleviation, providing a win-win strategy for rural development.
Method: Social science research.
Country: Sierra Leone.
Dutch policy goals: Increase sustainable food production; Improved access to nutrition; and Efficient markets.
Duration: October 01, 2014 – October 01, 2019