We're in the Agri business together

We're In The Business Of Gathering Quality Agricultural data

Driving Sierra Leone towards self sustainability and hunger free zone

WELCOME TO THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

OUR CORE MANDATES

The core mandate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security is to formulate agricultural development policies and to advise the Government on such policies relating to its administration and the management of the agricultural sector of the Sierra Leone's economy. This overall mandate is further narrowed /tailored to match the individual Divisions as follows:

  • RICE SELF SUFFICIENCY
  • LIVESTOCK DEVELOMENT
  • CROPS DIVERSIFICATION
  • FORESTRY
  • We leverage technology to bring agriculture to the door steps of farmers

OUR FOUR PRIORITY AREAS

RICE SELF SUFFICIENCY

  • A MOBILISED PRIVATE SECTOR IN ATTRACTIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
  • SEED MULTIPLICATION CENTERS, SEEDS BANK, FEEDER ROAD
  • ACCESS TO FINANCE AVAILABLE AND ACCESSIBLE BETTER FARMING TECHNOLOGIES AND USE OF MACHINERY THROUGH CREATION OF MODEL FARM AND YOUTH FARMS
  • LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT

  • FUNCTIONAL LIVESTOCK LEARNING AND PRODUCTION STATIONS
  • LIVESTOCK VALUE CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES PROMOTED TO INCREASE PRODUCTION
  • ANIMAL HEALTH DELIVERY
  • INFRASTRUCTURE AVAILABLE COUNTRYWIDE
  • CROPS DIVERSIFICATION

  • DEVELOPMENT OF THE 3C VALUE CHAINS: COFFEE, CASHEWS, COCOA
  • INCREASED PRODUCTION OF LEGUMINOUS CROPS, CEREAL, ROOT TUBE, VEGETABLE AND OTHER NEW VARIETIES

     

  • FORESTRY

  • COMMUNITY FOREST
  • MANAGEMENT USING ADEQUATE TECHNOLOGIES
  • SCALE UP PRODUCTION OF FORESTS AND FRAGILE ECOSYSTEM
  • INTESIFIED REFORESTATION/AFORESTATION PROGRAMS
  • FAQ

    It is the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to ensure that all projects initiated by donor partners or Government are properly implementeed

    MAF formulates and implements appropriate Agricultural Policies and coordinates, designs and monitors agricultural programmes for the development of the agricultural sector.

    MAF formulates and implements appropriate Agricultural Policies and coordinates, designs and monitors agricultural programmes for the development of the agricultural sector.

    MAF formulates and implements appropriate Agricultural Policies and coordinates, designs and monitors agricultural programmes for the development of the agricultural sector.

    Project

    We have a wide range of projects that are ongoing and that are geared towards the success of the agricultural sector and the fulfillment of the sustainable development goals

    The Ministry seeks to improve agricultural production and productivity in order to achieve food security by providing an enabling environment for farmers and by promoting appropriate research, extension, input delivery and market systems, thereby improving rural incomes, reducing poverty and maintaining the natural environment. To do this, MAF formulates and implements appropriate Agricultural Policies and coordinates, designs and monitors agricultural programmes for the development of the agricultural sector.

    Planning

    There is a specialized department called Planning, Evaluation, Monitoring and Statistics Department (PEMSD)

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is one of the constituent Ministries of the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone (GoSL) that is charged with the growth and development of the Agriculture sector in the country.

    Success stories

    The success stories at MAF are enormous. These includes but not limited to:

    • Android app to capture agricultural data

    Feedback training mechanism for farmers

    Welcome To Our Ministry's most exiting website

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is one of the constituent Ministries of the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone (GoSL) that is charged with the growth and development of the Agriculture sector in the country

    The New Direction team

    The Honorable Minister

    Joseph Ndanema

    Deputy Minister

    Sam-King Brima

    Permanent Secretary

    Mrs. Fatmata S. Mustapha

    Director General

    Amara Idara Sheriff

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