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.

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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.