|Approval Date||19 Oct 1978|
|Signature Date||08 Feb 1979|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2006|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2006|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The proposed project aims at developing 12,500 acres of land for rice production by small-holder farmers in the riverain grassland area of Torma Bum. The project aims at increasing rice production in the country to help bridge the gap between local demand for rice and local production. Its actions would include : i) acquisition of farm machinery and implements, and the provision of mechanization services by Project Authority to participating farmers on credit basis ; ii) establishment of a seed multiplication and experimentation unit iii) infrastructural developments including the construction of access and feeder roads, and the provision of health and water facilities ; iv) acquisition and renovation, and at a later stage expansion of an existing rice mill for the processing of project output ; v) provision of staff housing and other ancillary facilities including workshops, transport facilities and VHF radio communications ; and vi) rice mill acquisition, rehabilitation and expansion.
The project would contribute to increase the production of rice thereby increasing farmers revenue and improve the country's food balance.
The project benefits are: Increased farmers revenues; - creation of rural employment; - increased rice supply thereby contributing to improving populations nutritional status.
African Development Fund
Government Of Sierra Leone
TORMA BUM Rice Development Authority
|Last Update||22 Nov 2020|