Operating in eight countries, BRAC's agriculture programmes work with governments to ensure food security. We build systems of production, distribution and marketing of quality seeds at fair prices; conduct research to develop better inputs and practices for the agricultural sector; offer credit support to poor farmers; and promote the use of efficient farming techniques and proven technologies. Using environmentally sustainable practices, we are helping our partner countries become self-sufficient in food production.
Assisting farmers in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone, BRAC's agriculture programme is working on providing training for farmers, establishing demonstration farms and kitchen gardens, producing and distributing quality seeds, providing inputs and tools support to farmers, organising nutrition awareness campaigns, forming and meeting village nutrition committees, and developing staff capacity.
Our community agriculture promoters (CAPs) deliver technical services and inputs to the farmers. We also facilitate the CAPs to establish themselves as small entrepreneurs and strengthen their businesses.
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