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WFP donates motorbikes to smallholder commercialization scheme in Sierra Leone

WFP donates motorbikes to smallholder commercialization scheme in Sierra Leone

Freetown– The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) recently donated 10 motorbikes to Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security as part of its commitment to support district level staff working in the villages.

Ms Christa Rader handing over bikes to the Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Sam Sesay

Ms Christa Rader handing over bikes to the Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Sam Sesay

The total value of this donation is estimated to be US$25,726.

“These motorbikes will boost the mobility of the Ministry’s extension service, which is critical to the success of WFP’s Food for Work and Food for Training programmes,” said WFP Country Representative Christa Räder.

“This donation underlines the cooperation between WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture and WFP looks forward to collaborating further by donating computers in the New Year.”

Receiving the motorbikes on behalf of his Ministry, the Hon. Dr. Joseph Sam Sesay expressed appreciation for the logistical support from WFP, noting that things were beginning to pickup for the country’s agricultural sector.

The motorbikes will be used in the districts of Bo, Bonthe, Kono, Tonkolili, Port Loko, Pujehun and the Western Area.

Through its Food for Work and Food for Training programmes, WFP helps support Sierra Leone’s Smallholder Commercialization Scheme aimed at stimulating production and enhancing access to markets, thus improving the economic status of smallholder farmers.

WFP, Press release

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