Sierra Leone belongs to the group of Least Developed Countries and is classed by FAO as a Low-Income Food Deficit Country. Sierra Leone was ranked 180 out of 177 world poorest countries. (2011). Its population is estimated at 7.6 million (2010) many rural people have limited opportunities and embark on individual farming. AYPAD organization has secured 25 hectares of Land in potolol northern Sierra Leone and has identified100 Rural farmers to be trained and work on the farm to reduce poverty
In many rural communities in Sierra Leone, opportunities are scarce for farmers. Communities struggle with ways to make money, and education is not provided for by the state. Many of these farmers are also in need of food and shelter. These conditions result in poverty and malnutrition among the population. There are currently more than 650,000 rural farmers with very limited opportunities.
The Agriculture Project intends to identify, organize, mobilize, and encourage less privileged farmers to actively engage in farming to reduce poverty and provide food to the community. AYPAD's works on two main levels with our project. First, AYPAD engages with the community meetings, identification of land, and first 100 farmers, . Secondly, AYPAD Participants will be trained 5 times a week on how to care for their crops, have education, feeding, and medical needs met.
The project will train and educate 100 Rural farmers both male and female in the selected community an advanced education/ Training, be economic sufficient and raise out of poverty which will in future provide for their families, health and well being