The Smallholder Commercialization Programme - Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme is nationwide and focuses on four target groups:
  • smallholder farmers
  • women
  • young people
  • microentrepreneurs/small business operators

The objective of the programme is to empower the rural poor to increase their food security and incomes on a sustainable basis. Specifically, it aims to:

  • reduce the gap between national rice production and demand (70,000 metric tons)
  • increase farm incomes by 10 per cent for direct beneficiaries

It will also focus on:

  • Smallholder agricultural commercializatio
  • small-scale irrigation development
  • access to rural finance
  • coordination and management

The programme is in line the Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP) for Sierra Leone.

Source: IFAD