In the 2021 Global Hunger Index, Sierra Leone ranked 106th out of the 116 countries. With a score of 31.3, according to the index, Sierra Leone has a level of hunger that is serious. The World Food Programme’s Hunger Map for Sierra Leone in July 15, 2022 showed that 2.2 million people are chronically hungry, with 1.6 million people are acutely hungry.
All of these are occurring at a time when the world is emerging from the shock of COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally the war between Russia and Ukraine has also led to unprecedented price shocks in food, energy, and fertilizer globally, due to the predominance of Ukraine in global food production.
Hence, food security, especially among the rural population, who depend largely on farming as a primary source of livelihood remain an existential threat to proper living.
Against this backdrop, prominent Sierra Leonean lawyer and diplomat, Omrie Golley has recently set up Golley Agriculture Developments SL Limited to enhance food production in Sierra Leone, using innovative techniques, that combine education and the use of specialized advanced and modern techniques.
Local farmers will be trained in all aspects of agriculture, using advanced agricultural equipment, knowledge, and technology essential for maximum production.
At the end of the training, the intention is that local communities will then be able to create and manage efficiently commercial farms.