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$403 Million to Increase Small Farms Production

17 June 2011

AFRICA - Over the next five years Sierra Leone is set to spend $403 million to help small scale farmers.

The money will be used to help small scale farmers boost their crop production in the West African nation.

Agriculture is being used to help rebuild Sierra Leon's economy after an 11 year-long civil war, which ended almost a decade ago. Despite this the nation is still struggling to boost it's crop production.

Farmers are being encouraged by Sam Sesay, Minister of agriculture to plant crops through the government's program, which received an agriculture grant of $42 million from the World Bank.

So far the government has distributed $28 million to aid agriculture in Sierra Leon, which is one of the poorest countries on the continent, with gross domestic product per capita of $341.

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