Over fifty media houses drawn from various regions of Sierra Leone have on Monday 15th May been orientated on the Small Holder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project (SCADeP) at the Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown.
The orientation workshop was initiated to give a thorough understanding of the media on the Project Development Objectives and components of the project, its funding schemes to farmers, opportunities available for smallholder farmers in the country, and the role the media can play in objectively and accurately reporting on the project in its five years course of operation.
Formerly welcoming media practitioners, project coordinator of SCADeP Mr. Sorie Sulaiman Sesay underscored his strong support to creating a fruitful partnership that fosters economic growth through agriculture and the SCADeP project. He said SCADeP has a strong collaborative approach
with state and non-state actors towards meeting its project development objectives thus supporting the idea of bringing together the media from all over the country to discuss what SCADeP is about, how it intends to undertake its programs, and how the media can factor in the process for an accountable and transparent implementation
Agriculture including forestry and fisheries is the backbone of the economy and the main source of livelihoods in Sierra Leone. It employs about 70% – 75% of the active labour