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FOOD CROP PRODUCTION AND SMALL
ALISA WOMEN’S FARMING PROJECT
Name of proposal - Alisa Women’s Farming Project
(Crop Production and small Ruminants.
Name of Implementing - Royail Integrated Agricultural Project
Contact Address - P.O. Box 25 Royail – Lunsar
Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Contact Persons - Mrs. Fatmata Fofanah.
Contact Address - PO Box 1225.
Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Contact Person - Mr. Sidi S. Kaloko.
U.S.A Email: [email protected]
Contact Address - PO Box 11645
U.S.A Alexandria VA 22312.
Location of Project - Panlap, Makarie Gbanti Chiefdom,
Project Beneficiaries - 1,732 Members.
Duration of Project - One (1) year.
Date of Commencement - August, 2009
Date of Completion - August, 2010
Community Contribution - $ 2,420.00 (Le 7,260,000)
Fund Request - $ 100,000 (Le 300,000,000)
Total - $ 102,420 (Le 307,260,000)
The Alisa Women’s Farming Project is a community-based organization,
which is an Umbrella organization for Five (5) Women’s association was
started in 1989.
This Project was involved in large-scale community and individual small
holding crop production in the Makari Gbanti in the Bombali District of
Northern Sierra Leone.
In this new dispensation in post war Sierra Leone Alisa Women’s Farming
Project with the supervisory assistance of RIAP intends to assist in resetting
and rehabilitating the community people that originated within the precincts
of Bombali District.
BACKGROUND AND PROBLEMS ANALYSIS
Makari Gbanti chiefdom, the identified project location is one of the largest
chiefdom in the Bombali District, had experience some of the most
gruesome, barbaric, debilitating, militating, mutilating and arson acts in the
11 years old civil conflict.
The chiefdom is located in an area with two large rivers i.e. Tabai and
Mabole with a vegetation structure ranging from wood land savanna, flood
plains, grass lands and inland valley swamps a vegetation and soil structure
really suitable for crop and animal production.
Its plentiful water supply throughout the year enables it to accommodate
large human populations crowded in to small farming hamlets scattered all
over the chiefdom.
The large fish reserve in the rivers was also utilized to supplement food
needs of the community and the surrounding communities.
The turning point of this economic growth within these came on the frequent
rebels attacks in these areas.
Men and Women had their limbs amputated. Produce and animals were
looted and facilities for agriculture vandalized.
The humanitarian crisis came to a head when the rebel occupied these areas
up to four years. Seeds banks and livestock reserve were destroyed.
AlisaWomen’s Farming Project alone an umbrella organization of Five (5)
villages lost a total of Two thousand Five hundred (2,500) bushels of rice
besides other field crops like cassava, maize and groundnuts.
As such Alisa Women’s Farming Project some of whose membership had
their limbs amputated had identified about 25 amputees wishing to resettle
in their home district.
The association is passionately appealing to your institution to support it to
achieve in its outlined objectives in collaboration with RIAP Lunsar in post
war Sierra Leone.
Alisa Women’s Farming Project which had facilities at Balia, in the Makarie
Gbanti chiefdom decided to locate the main project activities for community
people and amputees.
Panlap is 3km to the main out lets to Guinea, with a thriving weekly market
featuring agriculture produce, livestock and imported commodities.
It had been selected for its proximity to the other essential educational and
capacity building service that would be needed for the communities.
The members of the project are in dire need to develop them, but could not
afford the provision of basic inputs. The major problem faced by the project
and which it will try to address is the lack of the most appropriate agriculture
inputs to restart normal production activities. These inputs include farm
equipments, seeds, planting materials, and livestock for restocking of lost
- Lack of the capacity to provide support service.
- The neglect of the women in development activities.
The overall objective of the project is in accordance with the Government
Agricultural policy of increasing food production and diversification of the
present farming system so as to attain sustainable food security.
- To Increase the production of crops so as to attain pre-war production
- To raise livestock (small ruminant, and piggery).
- To strengthen the productive capacity of the women members.
- To create a sense of awareness for the women folk towards sustainable
- To re-organize and strengthen the existing 5 villages.
Since the formation of the project in 1987, the executives have engaged in
concretizing and sensitizing the entire membership on their roles and active
participation on rural development. This sensitization campaign culminated
in the registration of the Five (5) villages with a total membership of 1,732.
In addition to the above, the project has embarked on food crops such as
rice, cassava, sweet potato and vegetables.
The project has acquired 450 acres of land for food crop and livestock
Currently, the project is embarking on the introduction of a small livestock
component (piggery and small ruminant) due to the rebels over Four
hundred Fifty (450) bushels of seed rice moved by the project, were looted.
The project only cultivated 35 acres of rice.
Depending on the availability of funds, the project intends to embark on the
cultivation of 450 acres of major food crop and the raising of livestock
(piggery and small ruminants).
In addition incoming generation scheme (Agro-processing) will be introduce
so that the cassava produce by project members could be processed into high
quality gari starch.
PROJECT SUPPORT DURATION
The project is soliciting assistance for a period of One (1) year. There after it
will be in position to finance its operation from the revolving fund that will
The direct project beneficiaries would be the project members and their
household members from the project village. A total of 1,732 women
farmers and their families would benefit directly as follows:
DIRECT PROJECT BENEFICIARIES
AGE DISTRIBUTION (YEAR)
0-14 yrs 15-65 yrs 65+ yrs
1,375 357 299 1,292 241
The methodology to be adopted by the project is the participatory approach.
The Alisa Women’s Farming Project operates in this village. This village has
three groups/ Associations. The project will operates a communal farm at the
project headquarters at the same time distribute available inputs to the
project beneficiaries. These inputs will be recovered and recycle to other
beneficiaries until all project members are being serviced.
FULLFILLMENT OF THE PRIORITY NEEDS OF BENEFICIATIES:
The major problem faced by the project and which the project will try to
address is the lack of the most appropriate agricultural input to restart
normal production activities. These inputs include farm equipment, seeds,
planting materials, and livestock. Other priority areas to be addressed are:
- Lack of the capacity to provide agricultural support services
- The neglect of the women in development activities.
BENEFICIARIES PARTICIPATION AND
The project beneficiaries had participated in the identification and planning
of the project. Since it deals with their economics well-being. During the
implementation of the project, beneficiaries would contribute the:
- Unskilled labor
- Local materials (sticks, stones, sand etc.)
- Land for the cultivation and construction of animal sheds.
The under mentioned strategies will be carried out to achieve the set
- Community mobilization and sensitization for the further
understanding of the project.
- Training of Alisa Women’s Farming Project executive and animators
on the planning, implementation, monitoring and management of
especially agricultural project.
- Registration of targeted beneficiaries (Women in farming families
within the operational communities).
- Purchase and distribution of viable seeds. RIAP Lunsar and the trained
executive of AWFP will ensure that certified seeds approved by the
seed board are bought.
- Provision of food for work to assist the farm families in the hunger
period and protect the seeds from been eaten. RIAP Lunsar has a
memorandum of understanding with Alisa Women’s Farming Project
to supply food to every certified farmer who is involved in farming.
- Purchase and distribution of livestock (pigs, sheep, Goat).
- Supervision, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of project activities.
It is expected that with the provision of finds, the project will be able to
achieve its objectives. The maintenance of the project will enhance by two
(2) types of account that will be established. In addition to these, the
resurrect expenditure would be met from the revolving fund, after
termination of donor fund this will enhance the project continuation after
donor funding is terminated.
IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT:
The depletion of the forest and tree crop, due to demands for fuel wood and
timber activities has increased run off and soil erosion especially on derived
watersheds leading to loss of soil nutrients, situation of waterways and
damaged to fisheries.
The Project when fully implement will try to embark on activities that will
conserve the environment.
ROLE OF WOMEN
Women produce 60% of the food crop requirements and handle the
processing of food crops such as rice, cassava and groundnut. In addition,
women are responsible for food preparation, childcare, and house
management, which influence their time and energy for agricultural
Institutional involvement of women in the project area development is very
minimal. There is the need to integrate them into mainstream development,
which requires an expansion of the scope for knowledge and skills. There
are many areas where women development programmed with varying
objectives can be implemented such as this project.
This project when fully implemented will serve as a model/ pilot project,
which will be replicated in other areas of the Chiefdom.
MONITORING AND EVALUATION:
The project members and community are responsible for monitoring project
implementation and made necessary recommendations at general and
executive meetings for effectives decision-making. Observations, field visit
and group discussions will form part of the participatory monitoring
In addition to the above, specialized monitoring teams will be requested
from the implementing agency RIAP to conduct in-depth project evaluation
and to make necessary recommendations for better project implementation
The Alisa Women’s Farming Project has carried out similar project in the
past in one or more of the operational communities there was a seed bank
project which involved over Two thousand Five hundred and Sixty (2,560)
bushels of husk rice and Eight hundred and Fifty-five (855) bushels of husk
groundnut but was looted by the rebels.
The use RIAP Lunsar as supervising agency and the training of Executives
and Animators of BWFP will ensure an affective delivery system. The
capacity of the institution will be developed to high level to able to handle
management of the project.