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The quarterly Sierra Leone Market Price Bulletin provides updates on price changes for staple food commodities in Sierra Leone. This information can be used to guide programme and policy decisions by development actors. It can also assist smallholder farmers to plan agricultural and marketing activities.
The Directorate of Food and Nutrition of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Action Against Hunger Sierra Leone, with funding from Irish Aid, conducted the National Nutrition Survey 2017 in close collaboration and partnership with Sierra Leone Nutrition Technical Working Group.
The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit of the United Nations World Food Programme in Sierra Leone collects vital information on food security indicators throughout the country. In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security and key stakeholders WFP works to identify, understand and address food insecurity and vulnerability. This is the first issue of the Sierra Leone Market Price Bulletin, covering the period June 2016 to January 2017.
The 2015 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) was conducted at a time when the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic started to recede in Sierra Leone. Data was collected using smart phones between September and October 2015, at the end of the “lean season” when the rains are heavy and frequent, roads become inaccessible (limiting people’s ability to access markets) and food stocks become depleted.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, February 25, 2016 -- Various projects have been designed by the government to provide job opportunities for young people as well as improve their livelihoods in riverine and coastal fishing communities, said President Ernest Bai Koroma this morning during the official launching of the Youth in Fishing project and the Revised National Youth Policy – 2014 at the Tambercular Wharf in Aberdeen.
This evaluation has been carried out to assess the food security situation in both the affected and non-affected communities in the aftermath of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, and it took place just a couple of months after the country began to experience a decline in the incidence of new cases.
A. Background Context
Sierra Leone is one of three countries in the Mano River Union to suffer from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak since the disease was first diagnosed in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The socio-economic impact of the disease has been devastating.
To date more than 8,000 infection cases and more than 3,000 deaths have been recorded.
Medical personnel are among the victims, with at least 295 health care workers infected and 221 dead, including 11 specialized physicians.
Food insecurity increases sharply during the lean season (June to August). During this period, 45% of the population, or 2.5 million people, do not access sufficient food.
Key Trends Since 2000
- Agricultural research and development (R&D) expenditures in Sierra Leone more than doubled between 2001 and 2009 in response to the end of a decade of civil war and efforts to reconstruct the country's agricultural R&D system. Despite this high increase, funding levels are still too low and irregular to allow for a timely and effective rehabilitation.
- The Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) was established in 2007 as the primary national agricultural research institute.
Delivered by His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces
On the occasion of the State Opening of the Third Session of the Third Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone
In the Chamber of Parliament Building Tower Hill, Freetown On Friday 9th October 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
A four-man delegation from the African Union and the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) yesterday 3rd August 2009 met with President Ernest Bai Koroma at State Lodge in Freetown.
According to the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Sam Sesay, who accompanied the delegation, the purpose of their visit was to assess and have first-hand information on agricultural development in the country.
By Arthur Hedd-Williams
The Chinese Ambassador, Mr. Cheng Wenju has again donated tractors and other Agricultural equipments to the President Alhaj Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah at the Youyi Building in Freetown to enhance the government's food self sufficiency programme. This is in addition to a similar consignment of agricultural equipments donated to the country last year.
According to the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Dr.
Today marks the third commemoration of the Food Security pledge, which I made on May 19th 2002. Let me first of all join previous speakers in welcoming the Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and all our foreign guests. I should also like to take this opportunity to congratulate you in advance as Director General for your third term re-election.