Sierra Leone - Torma Bum Rice Development Project

Project Summary

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
Commitment U.A 4,098,414.31
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Sierra Leone
TORMA BUM Rice Development Authority


IATI identifier 46002-P-SL-AA0-002
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Sierra Leone