Faith Healing Agriculture Expects Bumper Harvest
Faith Healing Agricultural Project has expressed great anticipation as a result of last year’s huge success to have bumper yield this year after cultivating 169 acres of land at Yankaisa village, Bombali District, northern Sierra Leone for the purpose of growing rice and cassava. (Photo: Pastor Mambu in the middle of cassava farm)
In an interview with Sierra Express Media, the General Overseer, Faith Healing Church in Sierra Leone, Pastor Francis A.M Mambu said they planted 174 and harvested 1,300 bushels of rice last year adding that because of the previous year’s success, they increased their input close to 200 bushels meaning that, more produce is expected this year than the last time.
‘The good side of this farming activity is that, we have been able to support over 300 women from 10 villages,’ said Mambu.
The man of God stated that they sold eggs produced by broilers in reduced prices to women who are mostly bread winners to take care of their families. He discussed that last year; the cassava farm produced 32 bags of foo-foo which they presented in the market for sale.
“We embarked on cultivating cassava in the northern part of Sierra Leone so that quality Garri could also come from that part of the country,” said the man of God adding that they are also working to gather more cassava sticks so that men will be empowered to involve in cassava farming while the women would be vegetable producers.
Pastor Mambu said they usually hire tractor to work on the farm and mentioned that they needed fertilizer, mobility and financial aid to carry out proper mechanized farming system.
By Ransford Wright
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