AGRIPRENEUR ALERT: JOBECKS FARM (SL) IS ON A MISSION TO FEED SALONE

Finally, the sector needs an image overhaul. As young agripreneurs, we live the reality of being in an industry that few of our peers want to be in. Our peers react with surprise when we introduce ourselves as farmers, and that surprise often turns to disbelief when they realize we do it full time; that…

September 6, 2021
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SONIA JAFFAL’S STORY WILL SUPER CHARGE YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL DREAMS

Everyone needs a little inspiration to launch that big idea, go for a goal or take up a challenge that might change the trajectory of their lives positively.  Inevitably once purpose has been activated, it is now left to that person to work on the tiny spark  of hope, fan it with the flames of…

July 31, 2021
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THE MANY PROBLEMS OF AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THREE SHORT HEADINGS

Over the last ten years, the concept of entrepreneurship has seen increasing popularity. In African countries, many young people are taking the risk to venture into business and explore new opportunities to solve their most pressing problems. This in itself is a win for a continent that boasts more than 60% of its population made…

July 24, 2021
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BRAND SPOTLIGHT: THE IMPORTANCE OF OUTSOURCING, WHY WE NEED THE WORK PLACE SERIES

” The need for access to talent will lead companies to think about outsourcing as a means of accelerating innovation and gaining competitive advantage. This will lead to a transformation of the outsourcing profession where innovation will be valued much higher than pure cost savings.” – Jagdish Dalal, CEO of Corporate Affairs Most start-ups and entrepreneurs…

July 20, 2021
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EU JOB’S AND GROWTH PROGRAMME PROMOTES AGRO TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION INTIATIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE FARMING IN SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone is endowed with favourable climatic conditions with diverse agro-ecological areas suitable for a wide variety of crops. Agriculture is considered as an important sector of Sierra Leone’s economy and constitutes a key Government priority.  Still despites of these assets, the sector is facing several challenges and constraints, undermining expected results and pro-poor growth,…

June 8, 2021
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION DELEGATION TO SIERRA LEONE : INFORMATION SESSION FOR AGRO-TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS By: Elizabeth M’balu Oke

On the 5th of May 2021, interested applicants for the European Union Delegation to Sierra Leone’s Agro-Technology grants attended an information session to learn more about the initiative. The information session was held via Zoom and was well attended by over 200 interested applicants. Key takeaways from the information session included additional information on eligibility,…

May 24, 2021
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THE SUCCESSES OF GHANA’S BOOMING AGRO-TECH ECONOMY PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR SIMILAR PROSPERITY IN SIERRA LEONE. By: Elizabeth M’balu Oke, Ella Nordell-Morris

Agriculture is a key source of income and a major driver for economic growth in West Africa. In countries with high demographic growth and vast farmlands, like Sierra Leone, technology innovation has become increasingly important for social and economic development.  The European Union (EU) is committed to supporting countries in their transition towards a modern,…

April 29, 2021
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HOW THE EU DELEGATION AGRO-TECH INTIATIVES WILL BOOST SIERRA LEONE’S ECONOMY by Elizabeth M’balu Oke, Emily Gaffney

Agriculture is a critical component of West Africa’s economy, a region composed of a variety of ecosystems that provide suitable land for food production. For decades, Sierra Leone has however seen a steady decline in agricultural sustainability and innovation due to outdated agricultural practices, land degradation and climate change. Despite its abundance of favorable natural…

April 15, 2021
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ADAMA JALLOH: THE SIERRA LEONEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY VISIONARY

WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY The effects of global warming are now very glaring and cannot be ignored. We can see the increase in natural disasters, increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks, all linked to climate change, with increased wildfires, declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and erosion…

April 7, 2021
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EUROPEAN UNION DELEGATION TO SIERRA LEONE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR AGRO – TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

This call for proposals under the Agro-Technology development Initiative is launched by the European Union Delegation to Sierra Leone. It is a uniquely competitive opportunity being offered to Sierra Leonean organizations and SMEs seeking to develop and/or expand sustainable agro-processing and agribusiness innovation and technology. A variety of funding support aimed at enhancing sustainable agro-industry…

April 6, 2021
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