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Rice cultivating

In the last two years, Sierra Leone has put about 1.21 million Ha of land under rice cultivation, provided over 19 thousand metric tons of fertiliser, generating about 1.20 million MT of milled rice.

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Mechanisation

MAF introduced 14 mechanisation centres, with over 460 machine pieces (tractors, power tillers, and harvesters).

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Agriculture Credit

The government extended USD 10 million Agriculture Credit Facility to support the private sector in agriculture.

19,250 MT

Fertiliser distributed to farmers between 2018 and 2020 for rice and vegetable cultivation

120,000

Farmers registered nation-wide to establish the first ever-digital farmer registry for efficiency in agriculture service provision

20,000 ha

Rice cultivation in 2021 plant season supported by GoSL (includes land preparation, seeds, and fertilizer).

164 km

Agriculture feeder roads constructed

$88 million

Foreign direct investment secured for large scale rice cultivation in three key rice bowl areas in the country