Sierra Leone – Promoting Agriculture, Governance and Environment (PAGE)

Revitalizing the Rural Economy, Empowering Marginalized Peoples


The Promoting Agriculture, Governance and the Environment (PAGE) program was a five-year, $15.4 million USAID-funded project that builds on previous U.S. government projects in the sectors of agriculture, democracy and governance and natural resource management (NRM) in Sierra Leone. ACDI/VOCA was the prime organization and ARD, Inc., and World Vision were subgrantees on the program.


PAGE supported and built the capacity of more than 1,030 groups, including new and existing farmer field schools, producer organizations, marketing associations, women’s groups, youth groups, community-based organizations, village savings and loans associations and inland valley swamp groups. PAGE provided training in business and financial management and governance to these groups, as well as technical skills tailored for specific value chains.


In the environment sector, PAGE worked with the government of Sierra Leone to formalize policies that support community forest management and develop NRM infrastructure at the community level. The culmination of these efforts was the landmark signing of forest co-management agreements for the Kambui North and Wara Wara Forest Preserves, through which the government and communities now share the responsibility for sustainable preservation of these critical areas and the proceeds from marketed forest products.


News

March 29, 2013

Guenette Discusses Possibilities for an African Green Revolution

November 11, 2010

Sierra Leone Farmers Gain from U.S. Agricultural Investments

Features

Former Head of West Africa Rice Development Association Volunteers for ACDI/VOCA
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With the help of Board Chair Mort Neufville, ACDI/VOCA recently tapped the eminent Dr. Eugene Terry as a volunteer for its Promoting Agriculture, Governance and Environment project in Sierra Leone.

Media Coverage

May 31, 2013

Reliefweb: In the Shadow of the Hunger Season

July 23, 2012

Africa Agribusiness Magazine: The Critical Role of Women in Agribusiness Development in Sierra Leone

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