CASSAVA PRODUCTION

What is the Problem?

The problem is 90% of our food are imported despite the large arable land we have to do Agriculture. Alarming number of residents in Sierra Leone go to bed hungry and this causes malnutrition and high mortality rate.

Why it is important for you to solve this problem?

Solving the problem will decrease hunger and malnutrition in Sierra Leone. Jobs will be created for many people in the cassava value chain development.

Livestock

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Minimal livestock production and expensive cost of meats in Sierra Leone is the problem. There is a relatively low consumption of meat because considerable number of people are unable to afford it.

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM?
it’s important to solve this problem because it will promote food security.

Aquaculture

What is the Problem?
High unemployment rate in Sierra Leone is the problem. According to the UNDP in 2013, Youth unemployment rate in Sierra Leone is a national concern, more than 70% of youths are unemployed and this undesirable situation is severe in the urban areas.

Why it is important for you to solve this problem?
It is important to solve the unemployment problem because that would foster better condition of living for thousands of people throughout the aquaculture supply chain. Also, low unemployment rate would mean less crimes and safer communities.

iCatering

What is the Problem?
The problem is food wastage and unhygienic disorganized traditional food markets. Farmers are not well equipped to process their produced and there is limited access to profitable market.

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM?
Solving this problem is important because an increase in harvest of food requirements will enhance decrease in importation for these commodities and also decrease food wastage, young people will be employed and government will generate more revenue from market tax. This would solve the challenge of limited access to profitable market with less delay, lack of proper preservative measures and will also address the challenge of farmers high cost to take their produce to the market.

iTrees 

 WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
High unemployment rate in Sierra Leone is the problem; although agriculture is proving to be a trend for lucrative self-employment and job creation.

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM?
It is important to solve this problem because Sierra Leone is breeding a lost generation of young people including myself. We are blessed with nature but not making good use of it as good people. With the adversity of climate change and global pollution, it is important that we the young people start to care for the earth we live in.

SAFE HEAVEN FARM

THE PROBLEM:

The problem is the increasing rate of Malnutrition in Sierra Leone and visible with children aged 5-6 months old and women of reproductive age 15-45 years old. Malnourished people have weak immune system which makes them susceptible opportunistic infections. Chronic hunger has been rising for the last five years, and now the economic recession caused by COVID19 pandemic could mean one million people go hunger this year.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM?

We are passionate in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1 & 2(Zero hunger and No poverty). It is important for us to solve this problem because we share a global goal for women and children throughout Sierra Leone to end malnutrition and hunger in all its forms by the year 2030. Women and children urgently need action to survive today and to thrive in the years to come. As a business we must ensure every family has access to affordable and nutritious diets.

SUPPORT OUR SOLUTION FOR FOOD SECURITY

The Problem:

The Problem is the alarming rate of food insecurity in Sierra Leone. This  is associated with low productivity that is largely undermined by the lack of access to cheap modern production technology inclusive quality organic fertilizers, bio-pesticides, extension services, seeds and seedlings of crops on which  small-scale farmers depend for production and livelihood.

Why Important to solve?

It is Important  to solve the problem because without access to reliable and sustainable input sectors that will increase access to genetically pure-to-go seeds, bio-pesticides and soil fertility improvement facilities, investments in yield-enhancing technologies are not likely to bear much fruit. The availability of these facilities is the foundation for quality productivity, leading to crop and food diversification, employment and poverty reduction. Therefore, efforts to improve the performance of the agricultural sector should include local seeds, bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides production and delivery systems through extension services.

 

VEGETABLE FARMING

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

The problem is the low availability of vegetables to consumers in the market. There has been shortage in the access to essential vegetables.

DESCRIBE YOUR IDEA/SOLUTION
The idea is to increase the availability of vegetables in the market, by producing a rage of various vegetables in large quantities throughout the year for the timely consumption of Sierra Leoneans, and as we expand, we shall export vegetables to the international market.

Hydroponics

What is the Problem? 

The problem is the low level of production of fresh fruits and vegetables in urban cities where agricultural land availability is scarce.

Why it is important for you to solve this problem? 

It is important to solve the problem because I want to increase the provision of access to nutritional benefits associated with the consumption of fruits and vegetables.