European Union awards a three year grant to Plan International Sierra Leone for implementation of a Food Security Project in Moyamba district (21/03/2012)

The European Union has awarded a grant of One Million Euros (€1,000,000) to Plan Sierra Leone through Plan Ireland for the implementation of a three year project in Moyamba District from 2012 to 2014.

The main objective of the three year Project: “Food Poverty Reduction Initiative in the Moyamba District” is to improve food security and economic development for the vulnerable households and families in nine chiefdoms of the Moyamba district of Southern Sierra Leone.

The project has the following two Specific objectives:

  1. Improve the livestock production and income generation capacity of Village Savings & Loans Associations (VS&LAs), School Management Committees (SMCs) and households in the Moyamba District.
  2. Improve the nutritional status of marginalized school children in Moyamba District.

Plan Sierra Leone will implement the project in collaboration with a local NGO: CEDA (Community Empowerment Development Agency); Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) and the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security in Moyamba.

The project will be implemented in the following nine chiefdoms: Timdale, Fakunya, Kowa, Ribbi, Dasse, Upper Banta, Kamajei, Kargboro and Bagruwa.

The Project will be jointly launched by the Delegation of the European Union in Sierra Leone and Plan Sierra Leone at 11:00 on Thursday 22 March 2012 in Moyamba town.