Urban food security in Sierra Leone
The programme aims to improve the livelihoods of 400 small-scale commercial urban producers, 400 urban subsistence producers and 700 youth, by promoting income generation, job creation, food security and environmental management through urban agriculture.
The project funded by the European Union, DGIS (through RUAF) and COOPI was officially launched on April 23rd 2009, together with another EU funded programme on Peri-urban agriculture and livelihoods (led by Concern Worldwide). During the launch, the Freetown City Strategic Agenda on Urban Agriculture (2009-2013) developed with support of RUAF was officially endorsed by the Freetown City Council and their support was pledged to integrate urban agriculture in the new Freetown Development Plan that is currently being elaborated. In April 2009, ETC-UA trained COOPI and CONCERN staff in value chain development on urban agriculture and agreements were made on the use of a common monitoring framework and knowledge management strategy.