Agriculture

Boosting Oil Palm Farming in Sierra Leone – Teachers and Army officers rise to the challenge

Farming in Daru, a town in the Kailahun district of Sierra Leone has long been the preserve of the uneducated. But thanks to some teachers and army officers in the community, the status quo is changing. Engaged in oil palm cultivation, the two groups are determined to shape the narrative and to help boost oil palm production in the country.

Sierra Leone: When statements are meaningless to a hungry man

The catchphrase by politicians is always ‘our people have our full support’. No, in no way have elected officials stand for the rights and needs of Sierra Leoneans, instead it’s the poor and vulnerable people who always make the sacrifice – year in and year out – hoping that a day will come when for an individual to steer the already broken system to the right path.