MAF Dist. Officer - Western Area Madam Jane Kabbasei Sillah leading the team
By Komba Fillie
In a bid to identify and familiarize herself with the various agribusinesses in the Western Area, the Deputy Chief Agriculture Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Sorie Mohamed Kamara, and his team have expressed satisfaction with the progress made in farming activities in the Western Area.
The visited farms are funded by the Small Holder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project (SCADeP) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
SCADeP aims to promote agricultural commercialization through market linkages, market access improvement and support to State and Non-State Actors.
The visited sites include: Songo Loko, Manyaian, Newton, Ogu Farms and Campbell town with 150, 25, 30, 50 and 200 acres of Inland Valley Swamp (IVS) cultivated with Rice.
The District Agricultural Officer for the Western Area Madam Kabbasei Sillah said her team are working tirelessly with farmers in the region to ensure food self-sufficiency and overall economic development of the participating enterprises.
One of the farm sites visited
She underscored the importance of the farms and the role played by the district office in ensuring effective and efficient collaboration and coordination among the groups.
According to her, the visit was to get first-hand information on the progress and challenges facing the project, adding that the New Direction government is fighting against hunger.
Madam Jane Kabbasei Sillah lauded the efforts of the farmers amidst the difficult challenges they face.