GCP-1 final factsheet: Helping poor farmers grow money in Sierra Leone
GCP research is carried out in consortia consisting of Southern and Northern scientific and other partners. The projects have a duration of four to five years and are aimed at enhancing the understanding of food and nutrition security in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. The five GCP-1 projects that started in 2014 and finished end of 2019.
Final research results of this project show how local institutions are key to understanding structural transformation of poor agrarian economies; how foreign investments, requiring labour, can destabilize local labour mobilization and land-management arrangements; and how development aid, aimed to boost livelihoods, can have unintended consequences. A core insight during the Ebola outbreak pertains the importance of local responses to the crisis.